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Examples of rambunctious in a Sentence
that beach is often taken over by packs of rambunctious young people, so don't go there expecting peace and quiet
Recent Examples of rambunctious from the Web
Feeling rambunctious after the solemnity of Capricorn season, darling ram?
Another is a rambunctious middle schooler trying to figure out how to approach his school crush.
In the 20th century, there are instances of rambunctious festivities that go back to at least the 1940s.
For the first time, Wael, a pensive introvert whose quiet calm visibly separates him from his more rambunctious siblings, can go to school.
And this year was full of scene-stealers—from rambunctious comedians like Tiffany Haddish, who has too much spirit to be sidelined, to hard-eyed dramatists like Barry Keoghan, who possess a darkly curious allure.
Actress Tiffany Haddish broke out this year with her rambunctious role in the summer hit Girls Trip.
Bear vs Shark will be the last performer of the night, but Mustard Plug’s set will be a treat for those who love their rock to be a bit more rambunctious.
Hoping to make amends for his various sins, Christopher’s father presents him with a rambunctious puppy (played by a local rescue dog), seemingly what every child (and audience) wants.
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rambunctious Has (possible) British Origins
Rambunctious first appeared in print in 1830, at a time when the fast-growing United States was forging its identity and indulging in a fashion for colorful new coinages suggestive of the young nation's optimism and exuberance. "Rip-roaring," "scalawag," "hornswoggle," and "skedaddle" are other examples of the lively language of that era. Did Americans alter the largely British "rumbustious" because it sounded, well, British? That could be. "Rumbustious," which first appeared in Britain in the late 1700s, was probably based on "robustious," a much older adjective that meant both "robust" and "boisterous."
Origin and Etymology of rambunctious
First Known Use: 1830See Words from the same year
wild and woolly;
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