Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To play or frolic boisterously.
  • intransitive verb To run or advance in a rapid or easy manner.
  • intransitive verb Slang To win a race or game easily.
  • noun Lively, merry play; frolic.
  • noun Lively or frolicsome play that encompasses lovemaking.
  • noun One, especially a girl, that sports and frolics.
  • noun A rapid or easy pace.
  • noun Slang An easy win.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In racing, to run easily, as if in a frolic; run without effort; hence, to accomplish something with apparently little effort.
  • noun A rude girl who indulges in boisterous play.
  • noun Rude play or frolic: as, a game of romps.
  • To play rudely and boisterously; leap and frisk about in play.
  • noun In racing, an easy, unforced pace.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb To play rudely and boisterously; to leap and frisk about in play.
  • intransitive verb To go rapidly and without strained effort.
  • intransitive verb To win easily; -- often used with over, in sports games
  • noun A girl who indulges in boisterous play.
  • noun Rude, boisterous play or frolic; rough sport.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb intransitive To play about roughly, energetically or boisterously.
  • verb transitive (US) (Often used with down) To press forcefully, to encourage vehemently, to oppress.
  • verb To win easily.
  • verb slang To engage in playful or boisterous sex.
  • noun A period of boisterous play, a frolic.
  • noun slang A bout of playful or boisterous sex.
  • noun archaic A girl who indulges in boisterous play; a tomboy.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a girl who behaves in a boyish manner
  • noun an easy victory
  • verb run easily and fairly fast
  • verb win easily
  • verb play boisterously
  • noun gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Alteration of ramp.]

Examples

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  • A group of river otters

    November 16, 2007

  • According to the tabloid newspapers, no one famous ever has sex. The have sex romps.

    February 5, 2008

  • A sex romp really is the acme of eroticism.

    February 5, 2008

  • See also romping bout. (Does not apply to river otters.)

    February 5, 2008

  • "A forward wanton girl, a tomrig. Grey, in his notes to Shakespeare, derives it from arompo, an animal found in South Guinea, that is a man eater."

    - Francis Grose, 'The Vulgar Tongue'.

    September 12, 2008