Rumpo/rumpy-pumpy

Origin of: Rumpo/rumpy-pumpy

Rumpo/rumpy-pumpy

Rumpo and the repetitive rhyming couplet rumpy-pumpy are both British slang expressions for sexual intercourse. Both expressions gained popularity the 1980s and the origin is thought to be a character called Rambling Sid Rumpo played Kenneth Williams in the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) radio series Round the Horne (1965-1968) Every week, Rambling Sid Rumpo would perform ribald songs full of sexual innuendo, so much so that name of the character was then used for these slang expressions for sexual intercourse.