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May 23, 2018

Spread laughter and positive energy with wordplay! Dictomancy - Everyday Wordplay is a Wednesday blog series that features rare, bizarre, and absurd words and their meanings. Work one of these words into your day and spark some laughter and curiosity!


Rimption - rimp*tion n Also rempshion, remption, rimpshion, rimtion chiefly Appalachians  An abundance; plenty; a large amount or number. 1988 DARE File, An Appalachian term for a whole lot of anything. . .is “A whole rimption.”


“He got a rimption of tokens and set to work demolishing the owner’s high score.”


“Did you see that? A whole rempshion of turkeys!”


“There’s a rimpshion of books in libraries and that’s where I learned what rimpshion means.”


Please share and comment on today’s Dictomancy and feel free to post your uses for the words in a positive, lighthearted way. Audience participation makes Everyday Wordplay hilarious!


Works Cited


Cassidy, Frederic G. Chief Editor. Dictionary Of American Regional English. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1985. Print

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