roister


1rois·ter

noun \ˈri-stər\

Definition of ROISTER

archaic
:  one that roisters :  roisterer

Origin of ROISTER

Middle French rustre lout, alteration of ruste, from ruste, adjective, rude, rough, from Latin rusticus rural — more at rustic
First Known Use: 1551

Rhymes with ROISTER

2roister

verb
rois·teredrois·ter·ing \-st(ə-)riŋ\

Definition of ROISTER

intransitive verb
:  to engage in noisy revelry :  carouse <dressed and ready for a roistering night in town — Sherwood Anderson>
rois·ter·er \-stər-ər\ noun
rois·ter·ous \-st(ə-)rəs\ adjective
rois·ter·ous·ly adverb

Examples of ROISTER

  1. <the earl's wastrel son had spent the best part of his youth roistering and gambling>

First Known Use of ROISTER

1582

Related to ROISTER

Synonyms
binge, birl [chiefly Scottish], revel, carouse, wassail

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