a person, animal, or thing that rambles.
any of several climbing roses having clusters of small flowers.

Origin of rambler

First recorded in 1615–25; ramble + -er1
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Examples from the Web for rambler

Historical Examples of rambler

  • The Rambler 'had tasted lotus, and was in danger of forgetting he was ever to depart.'

    James Boswell

    William Keith Leask

  • The Rambler—that's her name—don't take the dust of anything afloat.

  • He opened the Rambler, of which she was particularly fond, and began to read.


    Augusta Jane Evans Wilson

  • It was covered all over with rambler roses, and looked magnificent.

    Bird of Paradise

    Ada Leverson

  • It has also been found in the copper mines of Rambler, Wyoming.

British Dictionary definitions for rambler



a weak-stemmed plant, esp any of various cultivated hybrid roses that straggle over other vegetation
a person who rambles, esp one who takes country walks
a person who lacks organization in his or her speech or writing
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Word Origin and History for rambler

1620s, agent noun from ramble (v.).

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