Rip van Winkle(redirected from Rip van Winkel)
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Rip Van Winkle(ˈrɪp væn ˈwɪŋkəl)
1. a person who is oblivious to changes, esp in social attitudes or thought
2. a person who sleeps a lot
[C19: from a character who slept for 20 years, in a story (1819) by Washington Irving (1783–1859), US writer]
Rip Van Win•kle(ˌrɪp væn ˈwɪŋ kəl)
(in a story by Washington Irving) a ne'er-do-well who sleeps 20 years and upon waking is startled to find how much the world has changed.
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|Noun||1.||Rip van Winkle - a person oblivious to social changes|
|2.||Rip van Winkle - a person who sleeps a lot|
|3.||Rip van Winkle - the title character in a story by Washington Irving about a man who sleeps for 20 years and doesn't recognize the world when he wakens|