roaring boy

noun

Definition of roaring boy

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

First Known Use of roaring boy

circa 1590, in the meaning defined above

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“Roaring boy.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/roaring%20boy. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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