Definition of rumpus noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈrʌmpəs//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈrʌmpəs//
[usually singular] (informal)
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a lot of noise that is made especially by people who are complaining about something synonym commotion to cause a rumpus Fans kicked up a rumpus when the concert was cancelled. Word Originmid 18th cent.: probably fanciful.
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