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rip-roaring

[rip-rawr-ing, -rohr-] /ˈrɪpˌrɔr ɪŋ, -ˌroʊr-/
adjective, Informal.
1.
boisterously wild and exciting; riotous:
Have a rip-roaring good time.
Origin of rip-roaring
1825-1835
1825-35, Americanism; rip1 + roaring, alteration of rip-roarious, modeled on uproarious
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  • And if rip-roaring, swashbuckling, drunken glory is what he is after, he gets it.

    The Blazed Trail Stewart Edward White
  • O'Malley always had been a rip-roaring fighter who accepted battle against any odds.

British Dictionary definitions for rip-roaring

rip-roaring

adjective
1.
(informal) characterized by excitement, intensity, or boisterous behaviour
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Slang definitions & phrases for rip-roaring

rip-roaring

adjective

Boisterous, vigorous: rip-roaring good time

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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