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[rom-per] /ˈrɒm pər/
a person or thing that romps.
Usually, rompers. (used with a plural verb)
  1. a loose, one-piece garment combining a shirt or blouse and short, bloomerlike pants, worn by young children.
  2. a similar garment worn by women and girls for sports, leisure activity, etc.
Origin of romper
1835-40; romp + -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Then Marni would run and get her romper and bring it to mother calling, “romper, romper.”

    Here and Now Story Book Lucy Sprague Mitchell
  • His romper trousers were spread wide on each side and he strutted consumedly.

    Ethel Morton at Chautauqua Mabell S. C. Smith
  • When a romper was finished it had to be tried on that very minute.

    Leerie Ruth Sawyer
  • And one must not forget to declare the fundamental fact of his entire position in romper.

  • These facts seemed to strike Scully as fascinating, and afterwards he volunteered that he had lived at romper for fourteen years.

Word Origin and History for romper

1842, agent noun from romp (v.). Rompers "small children's overalls" first recorded 1909, on model of trousers.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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