Definition of Rip Van Winkle in English:

Rip Van Winkle

proper noun

  • The hero of a story in Washington Irving's "Sketch Book" (1819–20), who fell asleep in the Catskill Mountains and awoke after twenty years to find the world completely changed.

Pronunciation:

Rip Van Winkle

/rip van ˈwiNGk(ə)l/