romp

[ romp ]
/ rɒmp /
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verb (used without object)

to play or frolic in a lively or boisterous manner.
to run or go rapidly and without effort, as in racing.
to win easily.

noun

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Origin of romp

1700–10; perhaps variant of ramp1 (v.); compare obsolete ramp rough woman, literally, one who ramps

OTHER WORDS FROM romp

romp·ing·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for romp

romp
/ (rɒmp) /

verb (intr)

to play or run about wildly, boisterously, or joyfully
romp home or romp in to win a race easily

noun

a noisy or boisterous game or prank
an instance of sexual activity between two or more people that is entered into light-heartedly and without emotional commitmentnaked sex romps
Also called: romper archaic a playful or boisterous child, esp a girl
an easy victory

Derived forms of romp

rompish, adjective

Word Origin for romp

C18: probably variant of ramp, from Old French ramper to crawl, climb
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