row·​dy·​ism ˈrau̇-dē-ˌi-zəm How to pronounce rowdyism (audio)
: rowdy character or behavior

Examples of rowdyism in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1842, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of rowdyism was in 1842

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“Rowdyism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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