noun, plural rumpuses.
a noisy or violent disturbance; commotion; uproar:
There was a terrible rumpus going on upstairs.
a heated controversy:
a rumpus over the school-bond issue.
noun (pl) -puses
a noisy, confused, or disruptive commotion
noun 1. a recreation room, especially one for children, as in a house. noun 1. (US & Canadian, NZ) a room used for noisy activities, such as parties or children’s games rumpus room
noun 1. (informal) sexual intercourse
- Rum rebellion
noun 1. (Austral) the deposition of Governor William Bligh in 1808 by officers of the New South Wales Corps, caused by his interference in their trading activities, esp in the trafficking of rum
noun 1. a person or ship engaged in smuggling liquor.