romp

[romp]
verb (used without object)
1.
to play or frolic in a lively or boisterous manner.
2.
to run or go rapidly and without effort, as in racing.
3.
to win easily.
noun
4.
a lively or boisterous frolic.
5.
a person who romps.
6.
a quick or effortless pace: The work was easy, and he went through it in a romp.
7.
an effortless victory.

Origin:
1700–10; perhaps variant of ramp1 (v.); compare obsolete ramp rough woman, literally, one who ramps

rompingly, adverb


1, 4. gambol.
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romp (rɒmp)
 
vb
1.  to play or run about wildly, boisterously, or joyfully
2.  romp home, romp in to win a race easily
 
n
3.  a noisy or boisterous game or prank
4.  an instance of sexual activity between two or more people that is entered into light-heartedly and without emotional commitment: naked sex romps
5.  archaic Also called: romper a playful or boisterous child, esp a girl
6.  an easy victory
 
[C18: probably variant of ramp, from Old French ramper to crawl, climb]
 
'rompish
 
adj

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Word Origin & History

romp
1709, perhaps a variant of ramp (v.) (see rampage). Meaning "to win (a contest) with great ease" first attested 1888. Rompers "small children's overalls" first recorded 1909.
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Example sentences
The trouble is that romping and lightness don't come naturally to him.
It has playground equipment and lawns for romping and playing games.
Brush off or wash your pets if they have been out romping in the parks.
No more romping for that one through hall and parlor.
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