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rowdy

adjective row·dy \ ˈrau̇-dē \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of rowdy

rowdier; rowdiest
: coarse or boisterous in behavior : rough; also : characterized by such behavior
  • rowdy local bars

rowdily

play \ˈrau̇-də-lē\ adverb

rowdiness

play \ˈrau̇-dē-nəs\ noun

rowdyish

play \ˈrau̇-dē-ish\ adjective

Examples of rowdy in a Sentence

  1. a rowdy game of basketball

  2. a rowdy but good-natured group of teenagers

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Origin and Etymology of rowdy

perhaps irregular from 5row


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rowdy

noun

Definition of rowdy

plural rowdies
: a rowdy person : tough

Examples of rowdy in a Sentence

  1. rowdies had overtaken the neighborhood and were threatening people on the street

Recent Examples of rowdy from the Web

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First Known Use of rowdy

1865


ROWDY Defined for English Language Learners

rowdy

adjective

Definition of rowdy for English Language Learners

  • : rough or noisy


rowdy

noun

Definition of rowdy for English Language Learners

  • : a person who causes trouble in a noisy way


ROWDY Defined for Kids

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rowdy

adjective row·dy \ ˈrau̇-dē \

Definition of rowdy for Students

rowdier; rowdiest
: rough or noisy
  • rowdy baseball fans

rowdiness

noun

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rowdy

noun

Definition of rowdy for Students

plural rowdies
: a person who behaves coarsely or roughly


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