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rowdy

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adjective row·dy \ˈrau̇-dē\

Simple Definition of rowdy

  • : rough or noisy

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of rowdy

rowdier

rowdiest

  1. :  coarse or boisterous in behavior :  rough; also :  characterized by such behavior <rowdy local bars>

rowdily

play \ˈrau̇-dəl-ē\ adverb

rowdiness

play \ˈrau̇-dē-nəs\ noun

rowdyish

play \-ish\ adjective

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rowdy

noun row·dy

Simple Definition of rowdy

  • : a person who causes trouble in a noisy way

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of rowdy

plural

rowdies

  1. :  a rowdy person :  tough

Examples of rowdy in a sentence

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



1808

First Known Use of rowdy

1808

Rhymes with rowdy


ROWDY Defined for Kids

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rowdy

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adjective row·dy \ˈrau̇-dē\

Definition of rowdy for Students

rowdier

rowdiest

  1. :  rough or noisy <rowdy baseball fans>

rowdiness

noun



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rowdy

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noun row·dy

Definition of rowdy for Students

plural

rowdies

  1. :  a person who behaves coarsely or roughly





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