rowdyism

noun
row·​dy·​ism | \ ˈrau̇-dē-ˌi-zəm How to pronounce rowdyism (audio) \

Definition of rowdyism

: rowdy character or behavior

Examples of rowdyism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Could bowling alleys and arcades in malls pose significant problems with rowdyism? Rick Romell, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 27 Jan. 2018 Roughness, rowdyism and hoodlumism will not be tolerated. Johnny Miller, San Francisco Chronicle, 20 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of rowdyism

1842, in the meaning defined above

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“Rowdyism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rowdyism. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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