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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about roaring boy

Share roaring boy

Statistics for roaring boy

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for roaring boy

The first known use of roaring boy was circa 1590

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on roaring boy

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with roaring boy

Comments on roaring boy

What made you want to look up roaring boy? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a complex dispute or argument

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Homophone Quiz

  • three-bears-two-of-them-look-like-theyre-whispering-to-a-third-bear-who-looks-chuffed-to-be-the-center-of-attention
  • In order to judge how people felt, the senator's office hired a firm to take a ______.
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!