Definition of rumspringa in English:
(In some Amish communities) a period of adolescence in which boys and girls are given greater personal freedom and allowed to form romantic relationships, usually ending with the choice of baptism into the church or leaving the community.
- His home is party central for all the kids going through rumspringa.
- Girls are meant to have a different rumspringa than us.
- Most of the teenagers enter the church after their rumspringa.
From Pennsylvania German, literally 'to run around'.
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