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romper

[rom-per]
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noun
  1. a person or thing that romps.
  2. 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.
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Origin of romper

First recorded in 1835–40; romp + -er1
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Examples from the Web for romper

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  • When a romper was finished it had to be tried on that very minute.

    Leerie

    Ruth Sawyer

  • His romper trousers were spread wide on each side and he strutted consumedly.

    Ethel Morton at Chautauqua

    Mabell S. C. Smith

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

  • And one must not forget to declare the fundamental fact of his entire position in Romper.

  • Then Marni would run and get her romper and bring it to mother calling, “Romper, romper.”

    Here and Now Story Book

    Lucy Sprague Mitchell


Word Origin and History for romper

n.

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

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