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rowdyish

[rou-dee-ish] /ˈraʊ di ɪʃ/
adjective
1.
like or characteristic of a rowdy.
2.
disposed to or characterized by rowdyism.
Origin of rowdyish
1835-1845
1835-45, Americanism; rowdy + -ish1
Related forms
rowdyishly, adverb
rowdyishness, noun
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  • Don't be rowdyish, or get the reputation of being a drunken fellow.

    The College Freshman's Don't Book George Fullerton Evans
  • They had no idea that the crowd about the pavilion was rowdyish.

  • Generally they were rather brusque and rowdyish, and to the polite Mexicans they appeared even more so than they really were.

  • Far more than mature Jerry, was mature Michael playful and rowdyish.

  • He was at white heat, fighting mad, and cared little what he said to these rowdyish intruders.

  • Four or five of the rowdyish crowd picked up sticks that they had carried through the forest that afternoon.

  • They were a noisy, turbulent mob, cheered on by like rowdyish sympathizers lining the pavements.

    Ralph on the Engine Allen Chapman
  • He wanted to see the boy who had left the office with the man "well-dressed, rowdyish, foppish."

    Make or Break Oliver Optic
  • All the children of the neighborhood, except the most rowdyish, flocked to Morgan Chapel at least once a week.

    The Promised Land Mary Antin
  • It seemed probable that I should be shopped by Mrs. Effie for what she had been led to believe was my rowdyish behaviour.

    Ruggles of Red Gap Harry Leon Wilson

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