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rumble seat

noun

  1. alsocalledcomma British, dickey. a seat recessed into the back of a coupe or roadster, covered by a hinged lid that opens to form the back of the seat when in use.
  2. Furniture. wagon seat.
  3. Slang. the buttocks.


rumble seat

noun

  1. a folding outside seat at the rear of some early cars; dicky


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Word History and Origins

Origin of rumble seat1

First recorded in 1910–15
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Example Sentences

Jane chuckled at the idea of putting the old lady in the rumble seat—just for spite!

It was a high-powered runabout with a single rumble-seat behind.

She was interrupted by a tap on her shoulder from the rumble seat.

I soon got used to the car and admired the rumble seat in the back.

Tossing their branches into the rumble seat, the two girls climbed into the roadster.

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