Meaning of rumpus

rum•pus

Pronunciation: (rum'pus), [key]
— pl. -pus•es.
  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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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