One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A young child's one-piece outer garment.
- ‘For added warmth, combine the pants with our soft merino wool, tong-sleeved romper.’
- ‘Their most popular seller is a romper with the slogan ‘Give Peas a Chance’ printed across the front.’
- ‘So, let's get down to brass tacks - what colour romper suits do we need to be looking at?’
- ‘The apparel example is representative of girls' christening dresses and boys' rompers.’
- ‘Then it is wallets at the ready as mummy and daddy start to fork out on designer romper suits, pushchairs and jewellery.’
- ‘Czech puppet theatre company tells the story of three babies in gigantic white romper suits as they lose their balloon.’
- ‘Supplying everything for boys and girls from newborn up to four years, the traditional little boys' romper suits and hand-smocked dresses for little girls are perennial favourites.’
- ‘She was dressed, like a little cherub, in a pink-and-lace romper and white buckle shoes.’
- ‘For babies, there is an adorable polka dot romper suit, while older children will love his denim and rugby-style collection.’
- ‘We are often obliged to report on mayhem and savage behaviour perpetrated by thugs who are barely out of rompers.’
- 1.1 A one-piece outer garment for adults, typically worn as overalls or as sports clothing.‘cashmere bodysuits and alpaca-jersey rompers’
- ‘For sport navy rompers were the rule in most schools.’
- ‘These are nice fuzzy, footed romper suits in sizes to suit a small adult.’
- ‘She was wearing not teachers' clothes, such as I understood them to be, but white rompers with tiny blue dots, bare legs, white socks and pointed shoes.’
- ‘The outfit is a zippered romper with police patches.’
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