- a person or thing that romps.
- Usually rompers. (used with a plural verb)
- a loose, one-piece garment combining a shirt or blouse and short, bloomerlike pants, worn by young children.
- a similar garment worn by women and girls for sports, leisure activity, etc.
Origin of romper
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Examples from the Web for rompers
Local actor Joan Carles Suau agreed that rompers may just be too hard a sell for guys in the Spanish capital.Male Romper: Rompers For Men Debut at Madrid Fashion Week (PHOTOS)
September 4, 2012
Helen and I are going to make a couple of rompers for Baby Christopher.The Girl Scouts at Home
Katherine Keene Galt
Evidently the starch in Waterloo's rompers had driven away romance.At the Age of Eve
Kate Trimble Sharber
"You in rompers I'd like to see," Kenny snorted in his turn.Border, Breed Nor Birth
Dallas McCord Reynolds
She could see him clearly and she seized him by the back of his rompers.Ethel Morton at Chautauqua
Mabell S. C. Smith
You might have awakened to the fact that I was out of rompers some years ago.Ruth Fielding In the Red Cross
Alice B. Emerson
- a one-piece baby garment consisting of trousers and a bib with straps
- NZ a type of costume worn by schoolgirls for games and gymnastics
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Word Origin and History for rompers
1842, agent noun from romp (v.). Rompers "small children's overalls" first recorded 1909, on model of trousers.
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