Definition of Rumpies
1. rumpy [n] - See also: rumpy
Lexicographical Neighbors of Rumpies
Literary usage of Rumpies
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Isle of Man by Agnes Herbert (1909)
"The islanders themselves always refer to their tailless felines and chickens indiscriminately as " rumpies," accenting the three last letters, ..."
2. Chambers' Edinburgh Journal by Robert Chambers, William Chambers (1847)
"They are called rumpies, and are excellent mousers. Mr Train, after keeping one for four years, expresses his belief that it is n hybrid animal, ..."
3. Hunt's Yachting Magazine (1852)
""Boat for St. Mary's Rock?" " This week's number of the Manx CaP—"Luggage boy, sir!" "I say Bill! here's a gentleman as wants gome ' rumpies. ..."
4. Biblioteca Monensis: A Bibliographical Account of Works Relating to the Isle by William Harrison (1876)
"470. Manx Folk Lore ; Propitiating the Fairies, p. 617. 9.—Tailless Cats, pp. 10, 111, 209, 479, 480. rumpies, by Edward Forbes, p. 112. ..."