romper

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English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

romp +‎ -er

Noun[edit]

romper (plural rompers)

  1. Someone who romps or frolics.
  2. (nautical) A ship that has moved far ahead of a convoy; see also straggler.

Etymology 2[edit]

Short for romper suit.

Noun[edit]

romper (plural rompers)

  1. A onesie.

Etymology 3[edit]

From Romper Room, name of a children's television series. See romp.

Verb[edit]

romper (third-person singular simple present rompers, present participle rompering, simple past and past participle rompered)

  1. (Ireland, historical, transitive) To abduct (a victim) to a room where they are tortured and murdered.
    • 2003, Martin Dillon, The Trigger Men: Assassins and Terror Bosses in the Ireland Conflict.
      James McCartan was about to be ‘rompered’, but not before those present poured themselves drinks.

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English romper, from English romper suit. In folk etymology, the word is linked with Dutch romp (torso).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈrɔm.pər/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: rom‧per
  • Rhymes: -ɔmpər

Noun[edit]

romper m (plural rompers, diminutive rompertje n)

  1. a one-piece garment for an infant or small child; a onesie or romper
  2. an adult loungewear jumpsuit; a onesie or romper

Usage notes[edit]

For the baby version, the dimunitive rompertje is often used.


Ladin[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin rumpere, present active infinitive of rumpō.

Verb[edit]

romper

  1. to break

Conjugation[edit]

  • Ladin conjugation varies from one region to another. Hence, the following conjugation should be considered as typical, not as exhaustive.

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese romper, from Latin rumpere, present active infinitive of rumpō, from Proto-Italic *rumpō, from Proto-Indo-European *Hrunépti ~ *Hrumpénti (to break), from the root *Hrewp-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

romper (first-person singular present indicative rompo, past participle rompido)

  1. to break

Conjugation[edit]

Quotations[edit]

For quotations using this term, see Citations:romper.

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Spanish romper, from Latin rumpere, present active infinitive of rumpō, from Proto-Italic *rumpō, from Proto-Indo-European *Hrunépti ~ *Hrumpénti (to break), from the root *Hrewp-. Cognate with French rompre, Italian rompere.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /romˈpeɾ/, [rõmˈpeɾ]

Verb[edit]

romper (first-person singular present rompo, first-person singular preterite rompí, past participle roto)

  1. to break
    romper el hechizo
    break the spell
    Synonyms: despedazar, destrozar, destruir, derribar, derrumbar, arruinar, quebrar
  2. to break up, terminate (a relationship, friendship etc.)
    Mariana rompió con ella.
    Mariana broke up with her.
    Mariana y Catalina rompieron.
    Mariana and Catalina broke up.
  3. (with a) to begin to do something
    romper a conducir
    to start driving
    Synonyms: comenzar, empezar

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Usage notes[edit]

  • Spanish verb romper does not mean break down, but English verb break having the sense of break down is often mistranslated as romper.