adjective row·dy \ˈra-dē\

: rough or noisy


Full Definition of ROWDY

:  coarse or boisterous in behavior :  rough; also :  characterized by such behavior <rowdy local bars>
row·di·ly \ˈra-dəl-ē\ adverb
row·di·ness \ˈra-dē-nəs\ noun
row·dy·ish \-ish\ adjective

Examples of ROWDY

  1. a rowdy game of basketball
  2. <a rowdy but good-natured group of teenagers>

Origin of ROWDY

perhaps irregular from 5row
First Known Use: 1819

Rhymes with ROWDY



: a person who causes trouble in a noisy way

plural rowdies

Full Definition of ROWDY

:  a rowdy person :  tough

Examples of ROWDY

  1. <rowdies had overtaken the neighborhood and were threatening people on the street>

First Known Use of ROWDY


Rhymes with ROWDY


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