Definition of Rip Van Winkledom in US English:

Rip Van Winkledom

(also Ripvanwinkledom)

noun

rare
  • The world of Rip Van Winkle, specifically the Catskill Mountains in New York State (the site of Rip Van Winkle's sleep).

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Outing: an illustrated monthly magazine of recreation. From the name of Rip Van Winkle + -dom.

Pronunciation

Rip Van Winkledom

/ˌrɪp van ˈwɪŋkldəm/