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rowdy

[rou-dee]
noun, plural rowdies.
1.
a rough, disorderly person.
adjective, rowdier, rowdiest.
2.
rough and disorderly: rowdy behavior at school.

Origin:
1810–20, Americanism; perhaps irregular from row3

rowdily, adverb
rowdiness, noun
unrowdy, adjective


2. boisterous, unruly, obstreperous.
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rowdy (ˈraʊdɪ)
 
adj , -dier, -diest
1.  tending to create noisy disturbances; rough, loud, or disorderly: a rowdy gang of football supporters
 
n , -dier, -diest, -dies
2.  a person who behaves in a rough disorderly fashion
 
[C19: originally US slang, perhaps related to row³]
 
'rowdily
 
adv
 
'rowdiness
 
n

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rowdy
"a rough, quarrelsome person," 1808, Amer.Eng., originally "lawless backwoodsman," probably from row (3). The adjective is first recorded 1819.
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