[ rom-per ]
/ ˈrɒm pər /


a person or thing that romps.
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.

Origin of romper

First recorded in 1835–40; romp + -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for rompers


/ (ˈrɒmpəz) /

pl n

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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