Rip van Winkle
noun Date: circa 1820 a ne'er-do-well in a story in Washington Irving's Sketch Book who sleeps for 20 years

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  • Rip Van Winkle — is a short story by the American author Washington Irving published in 1819, as well as the name of the story s fictional protagonist. Written while Irving was living in Birmingham, England, it was part of a collection entitled The Sketch Book of …   Wikipedia

  • Rip Van Winkle — est une nouvelle de l écrivain américain Washington Irving, publiée dans The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon (1819). C est le titre et le nom du personnage principal. L action se situe dans les montagnes Catskill, ou Kaatskill, dans l État de New… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Rip van Winkle — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda El retorno de Rip Van Winkle. John Quidor, 1849. Rip van Winkle es un cuento corto de Washington Irving, y también el nombre del protagonista. Fue parte de una colección de cuentos titulado The Sketch Book …   Wikipedia Español

  • rip van winkle — is a character in a story who slept for twenty years, so if someone is a Rip van Winkle, they are behind the times and out of touch with what s happening now …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • rip van Winkle —    Rip van Winkle is a character in a story who slept for twenty years, so if someone is a Rip van Winkle, they are behind the times and out of touch with what s happening now.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Rip van Winkle — [rip΄ van wiŋ′kəl] n. the title character of a story (1819) by Washington Irving: Rip awakens after a twenty year sleep to find everything changed …   English World dictionary

  • Rip van Winkle — es un cuento corto de Washington Irving, y también el nombre del protagonista. Fue parte de una colección de cuentos titulado The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon. El cuento, escrito mientras Irving vivía con su hermana Sarah y su cuñado Henry van… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Rip Van Winkle — person out of touch with current conditions, 1829, from name of character in Washington Irving s Sketch Book (1819 20) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Rip Van Winkle — Der Schauspieler Joseph Jefferson als Rip Van Winkle in einer Bühnenadaption (1869), Fotografie von Napoleon Sarony Rip Van Winkle ist eine Erzählung des amerikanischen Schriftstellers Washington Irving (1783–1859), die 1819 im Rahmen seines… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Rip van Winkle — Der Schauspieler Joseph Jefferson als Rip Van Winkle in einer Bühnenadaption der Geschichte (1869) Rip Van Winkle ist eine Erzählung des amerikanischen Schriftstellers Washington Irving (1783–1859), die 1819 im Rahmen seines Skizzenbuchs erschien …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Rip Van Winkle — /rip van wing keuhl/ 1. (in a story by Washington Irving) a ne er do well who sleeps 20 years and upon waking is startled to find how much the world has changed. 2. (italics) the story itself, published in The Sketch Book (1819). * * * …   Universalium

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