roister

roister

[roi-ster]
verb (used without object)
1.
to act in a swaggering, boisterous, or uproarious manner.
2.
to revel noisily or without restraint.

Origin:
1545–55; v. use of roister (noun) < Middle French ru(i)stre ruffian, boor, variant of ru(i)ste rustic

roisterer, noun
roisterous, adjective
roisterously, adverb
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roister (ˈrɔɪstə)
 
vb
1.  to engage in noisy merrymaking; revel
2.  to brag, bluster, or swagger
 
[C16: from Old French rustre lout, from ruste uncouth, from Latin rusticus rural; see rustic]
 
'roisterer
 
n
 
'roisterous
 
adj
 
'roisterously
 
adv

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roister
1582, from an obsolete noun roister "noisy bully" (1551), from M.Fr. ruistre "ruffian," from O.Fr. ruste "rough country fellow," from L. rusticus (see rustic).
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