Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Wild; roving; rakish.
- n. A rude, romping boy or girl; a wild, reckless fellow.
- To run about wildly.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Low A wild, romping young person.
- adj. Low Wild; roving; rakish.
- v. Low To act like a rantipole.
“She has given up all those that I used to call her rantipole acquaintance.”
“Nicholas Woodeson savours every line of the rantipole, self-regarding Mr Prince who proudly announces "I am the American King Lear" and Keeley Hawes elegantly makes a case for Ben's reproving but desolate wife.”
“And now, my dear Severn, when you have read this rantipole page, walk soberly into your bed-room, put on your night cap, heave a sigh, squeeze a tear out if you can, and lament over my unfortunate, sad, lost state; while I roar with laughter at all wise fellows like yourself.”
“Well, sir, well,' said the old gentleman, now very much piqued, 'I can't but say I feel some concern for my old friend, to have his money doused about at such a rantipole rate.”
“He was one evening at the house of his friend Burke, when he was beset by a tenth muse, an Irish widow and authoress, just arrived from Ireland, full of brogue and blunders, and poetic fire and rantipole gentility.”
“This rantipole hero had for some time singled out the blooming”
“Railings and ravings rantipole we hold are reprehensible,”
“Page 132 some rare snatched fleeting moments of rantipole laughter, and at the last a decent bed to die in.”
“This rantipole hero had for some time singled out the blooming Katrina for the object of his uncouth gallantries, and though his amorous toyings were something like the gentle caresses and endearments of a bear, yet it was whispered that she did not altogether discourage his hopes.”
“Hymns, ballets, or rantipole rubbish; the Rogue's March or the cherubim's warble -- 'tis all the same to me if 'tis good harmony, and well put out.”
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