Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Given to romp; inclined to romp.

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

  • adjective Given to rude play; inclined to romp; frolicsome.

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  • adjective Given to rude play; inclined to romp.

Etymologies

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romp +‎ -ish

Examples

  • And whenever she reproved the girls for what she called rompish tricks, which, she insisted, were very unbecoming in young ladies, she constantly endeavoured to look at

    The Loyalists, Vol. 1-3 An Historical Novel

  • The second Mummy movie was a rompish-adventure movie.

    The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor Review

  • The police began firing tear gas and students started running toward the gas out of a sort of rompish curiosity or because the gas carried a fragrance of apple blossoms, believe it or not, a fast-acting agent now being used in Vietnam.

    Underworld

  • The police began firing tear gas and students started running toward the gas out of a sort of rompish curiosity or because the gas carried a fragrance of apple blossoms, believe it or not, a fast-acting agent now being used in Vietnam.

    Underworld

  • The police began firing tear gas and students started running toward the gas out of a sort of rompish curiosity or because the gas carried a fragrance of apple blossoms, believe it or not, a fast-acting agent now being used in Vietnam.

    Underworld

  • A jingle of tinkling bells mingled with the squeak of a viola; the guffaws of a rompish company blended with the tuneless chanting of discordant minstrels, and the gray parrot in its golden cage, suspended from one of the oaken beams of the ceiling, shook its feathers for the twentieth time and screamed vindictively at the roguish band.

    Under the Rose

  • Silk stockings bared their sheen at each new rompish step!

    Little Eve Edgarton

  • Mrs. Dunbar was a beautiful woman, just young enough, rompish enough, and wise enough to get a very good time out of life, and pass some of the pleasure on.

    The Girl Scouts at Bellaire Or Maid Mary's Awakening

  • Also of the discomfiture of pious old husbands and the wicked triumph of rompish little ladies, under pretences of outraged innocence.

    The Scapegoat; a romance and a parable

  • The passenger was patrolling the poop, in company with his two daughters, Kate and Florry -- the latter a rompish little girl, some twelve years old, with long golden-brown hair which the wind was making wild havoc of, dashing it across her face as she turned, and streaming it out to leeward behind her in picturesque confusion.

    The Wreck of the Nancy Bell Cast Away on Kerguelen Land

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