rumpus

[ruhm-puhs]
noun, plural rumpuses.
1.
a noisy or violent disturbance; commotion; uproar: There was a terrible rumpus going on upstairs.
2.
a heated controversy: a rumpus over the school-bond issue.

Origin:
1755–65; origin uncertain

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rumpus (ˈrʌmpəs)
 
n , pl -puses
a noisy, confused, or disruptive commotion
 
[C18: of unknown origin]

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Word Origin & History

rumpus
1764, of unknown origin, possibly an alteration of robustious "boisterous, noisy" (1548; see robust). First record of rumpus room is from 1940.
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Example sentences
However, the rumpus highlights underlying changes in the relationship.
The rumpus poses no immediate threat to the central government.
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There's been a prolonged rumpus over the question of genetic patents.
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