Novelist Stephen Elliot launched his club two years ago through The rumpus, the online culture magazine that he founded.
His work has also appeared at The rumpus, The Millions, and The Washington Independent Review of Books.
I was prepared to carry her off if she refused, but I was ill prepared for the rumpus that this quiet-looking woman kicked up.
There is too much hullaballoo in all that, too much riot and rumpus.
But when his eyes fell upon Bob Hunter, he readily jumped at the conclusion that he alone had caused the rumpus.
What do you think is the meaning of that rumpus, Mr Blackburn?
And I want that gun the worst kind, because, if theres going to be any sort of rumpus Ill need it.
But the odds are against us, and there's no reason why you should be in the rumpus, Georgianna.
But a real determined stock-holder can stir up a devil of a rumpus over nothing, asserted the doctor.
She happened to be out, strolling in the garden, and heard the rumpus.
1764, of unknown origin, "prob. a fanciful formation" [OED], possibly an alteration of robustious "boisterous, noisy" (1540s; see robust). First record of rumpus room "play room for children in a family home" is from 1938.
A disturbance; uproar; ruckus
[1764+; origin unknown]