roaring boy


: a noisy street bully especially of Elizabethan and Jacobean England who intimidated passersby

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1590, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of roaring boy was circa 1590

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“Roaring boy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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