rumbustious

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adjective rum·bus·tious \ˌrəm-ˈbəs-chəs\

Definition of rumbustious

chiefly British

  1. :  rambunctious

rumbustiously

adverb chiefly British

rumbustiousness

noun chiefly British

Examples of rumbustious in a sentence

  1. <while American university debates tend to be sedate affairs, their counterparts in Oxford are wholeheartedly rumbustious>

Origin and Etymology of rumbustious

alteration of robustious


First Known Use: 1778


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