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.

Origin of romper

First recorded in 1835–40; romp + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for rompers

rompers

pl n
  1. a one-piece baby garment consisting of trousers and a bib with straps
  2. NZ a type of costume worn by schoolgirls for games and gymnastics
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Word Origin and History for rompers

romper

n.

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

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