variants: or row-de-dow \ ˈrau̇dēˌdau̇ \
plural -s

Definition of rowdydow

1 : noisy excitement : hubbub, to-do piqued by all the ruffle and rowdydow— M. G. Bishop
2a : a noisy disturbance or spirited contest : brawl, fight
b : a boisterous party : spree

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First Known Use of rowdydow

1845, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for rowdydow

irregular from row entry 6

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“Rowdydow.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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