Novelist Stephen Elliot launched his club two years ago through The rumpus, the online culture magazine that he founded.
His work has also appeared at The rumpus, The Millions, and The Washington Independent Review of Books.
I was prepared to carry her off if she refused, but I was ill prepared for the rumpus that this quiet-looking woman kicked up.
But the odds are against us, and there's no reason why you should be in the rumpus, Georgianna.
But when his eyes fell upon Bob Hunter, he readily jumped at the conclusion that he alone had caused the rumpus.
She happened to be out, strolling in the garden, and heard the rumpus.
And I want that gun the worst kind, because, if theres going to be any sort of rumpus Ill need it.
For heaven's sake, Mr. Carmody, remember where we are and don't raise any rumpus.
But a real determined stock-holder can stir up a devil of a rumpus over nothing, asserted the doctor.
Tex was with him when we had the rumpus with the Kiowas on the Canadian.
1764, of unknown origin, "prob. a fanciful formation" [OED], possibly an alteration of robustious "boisterous, noisy" (1540s; see robust). First record of rumpus room "play room for children in a family home" is from 1938.
A disturbance; uproar; ruckus
[1764+; origin unknown]