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rumpus

A large, uproarious commotion. There was a rumpus out in the streets, so I went out to investigate. The kids were making an awful rumpus in the living room, so I told them to go play outside.

rumpus room

old-fashioned A room in a house dedicated to noisy recreational activities. I was so happy when we moved into a house with a rumpus room for the kids. I told you to play those noisy games in the rumpus room or else go outside!
See also: room, rumpus
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rumpus

(ˈrəmpəs)
n. a commotion. Please don’t make such a rumpus.

rumpus room

n. a family recreation room. (Old but still heard.) If you kids are going to play rough, you’ll have to go down to the rumpus room.
See also: room, rumpus
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