rumpus

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Etymology[edit]

1764, of unknown origin, "prob. a fanciful formation" [OED], possibly an alteration of robustious "boisterous, noisy".

Noun[edit]

rumpus (plural rumpuses)

  1. A noisy, sometimes violent disturbance; noise and confusion; a quarrel.
  2. (New Zealand) A rumpus room.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unknown[1].

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Noun[edit]

rumpus m (genitive rumpī); second declension

  1. A vine branch

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative rumpus rumpī
Genitive rumpī rumpōrum
Dative rumpō rumpīs
Accusative rumpum rumpōs
Ablative rumpō rumpīs
Vocative rumpe rumpī

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  1. ^ Walde, Alois; Hofmann, Johann Baptist (1954), “rumpus”, in Lateinisches etymologisches Wörterbuch (in German), volume 2, 3rd edition, Heidelberg: Carl Winter, page 452