Rambunctiousness

rambunctious

[ram-buhngk-shuhs]
adjective
1.
difficult to control or handle; wildly boisterous: a rambunctious child.
2.
turbulently active and noisy: a social gathering that became rambunctious and out of hand.

Origin:
1820–30, Americanism; origin uncertain

rambunctiously, adverb
rambunctiousness, noun
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rambunctious (ræmˈbʌŋkʃəs)
 
adj
informal boisterous; unruly
 
[C19: probably from Icelandic ram- (intensifying prefix) + -bunctious, from bumptious]
 
ram'bunctiously
 
adv
 
ram'bunctiousness
 
n

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rambunctious
1830, probably altered (by influence of ram) from rumbustious (1778), itself an arbitrary formation perhaps suggested by rum and boisterous, robustious, bumptious, etc.
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