rip-roaring

adjective
rip-roar·​ing | \ ˈrip-ˈrȯr-iŋ How to pronounce rip-roaring (audio) \

Definition of rip-roaring

: noisily excited or exciting

First Known Use of rip-roaring

1834, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of rip-roaring was in 1834

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“Rip-roaring.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rip-roaring. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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rip-roaring

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English Language Learners Definition of rip-roaring

informal : very loud, lively, and exciting

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