rumpus room
noun Date: 1939 a room usually in the basement of a home that is used for games, parties, and recreation

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  • rumpus room — n AmE a room in a house that is used by the family for games, parties etc …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • rumpus room — rumpus ,room noun count AMERICAN OLD FASHIONED a room in a house used for people to have fun in, especially for children to play in …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • rumpus room — ☆ rumpus room n. former term for RECREATION ROOM (OR HALL) …   English World dictionary

  • rumpus room — noun a recreation room for noisy activities (parties or children s play etc) • Syn: ↑playroom, ↑game room • Hypernyms: ↑recreation room, ↑rec room * * * noun, pl ⋯ rooms [count] US somewhat old fashioned : a room usually in the basement of a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • rumpus room — n. a family recreation room. (Old but still heard.) □ Our rumpus room has a pool table. □ If you kids are going to play rough, you’ll have to go down to the rumpus room …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • rumpus room — rum′pus room n. cvb a recreation room, as in a house …   From formal English to slang

  • rumpus room — a recreation room, esp. one for children, as in a house. [1935 40, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • rumpus room — noun N. Amer. & Austral./NZ a room for playing games or other noisy activities …   English new terms dictionary

  • rumpus room — noun (C) AmE a room in a house that is used by the family for games, parties etc …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • rumpus room — /ˈrʌmpəs rum/ (say rumpuhs roohm) noun 1. a playroom. 2. a room in a house for informal recreation and entertainment …   Australian English dictionary

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