rumpty

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈɹʌmp.tɪ/
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Etymology 1[edit]

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Interjection[edit]

rumpty

  1. A nonsense word, especially in simple or childish songs.
    • 2009, Patricia Reilly Giff, Nory Ryan's Song, chapter 6
      I sang it through, "Rumpty tumpty toddy man," as Granda thumped his blackthorn stick against the floor and everyone laughed.
    • 2010, Dawn Dalglish, Jacob's World, page 127
      [] he heard a distant sound, or song, behind him. "Rumpty didily dum. Rumpty dididly doo. Rumpty doo doo dumpty didily rumpty didily dum."
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Etymology 2[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

rumpty (comparative more rumpty, superlative most rumpty)

  1. (New Zealand) Of a quality below standard; in a state of disrepair.
    • 2000, Nigel Cox, Skylark Lounge, page 12
      I lived in a fringe of the city, down Happy Valley Road, in a bit of a rumpty palace of a house banged together by some DIY no-hoper.
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Etymology 3[edit]

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Noun[edit]

rumpty (uncountable)

  1. (Britain, finance) 1/32 of a pound sterling.

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