Definition of rough and tumbling in English:

rough and tumbling

noun

US
  • The action of participating in rough and tumble; playful roughhousing.

Origin

Early 19th century. Either from rough and tumble + -ing (although first attested slightly earlier), or from rough + and + tumbling.

Pronunciation

rough and tumbling

/ˌrʌf (ə)n(d) ˈtʌmblɪŋ//ˌrʌf (ə)n(d) ˈtʌmb(ə)lɪŋ/