from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To engage in boisterous merrymaking; revel noisily.
- intransitive v. To behave in a blustering manner; swagger.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To engage in noisy, drunken, or riotous behavior.
- v. To walk with a swaying motion.
- n. A roisterer.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See roisterer.
- intransitive v. To bluster; to swagger; to bully; to be bold, noisy, vaunting, or turbulent.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To bluster; swagger; bully; be bold, noisy, vaunting, or turbulent.
- n. A rioter; a blusterer; a roisterer.
- n. [⟨ roister, verb] A drunken or riotous frolic; a spree.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. engage in boisterous, drunken merrymaking
I talked him out of it that time, and he got to workin 'on the Fish Patrol, runnin' down the very guys he used to roister around with.
They keep inviting him out to hunt with them, to go drinking in the ale houses, to roister round the streets in masks, and he, nervously, declines.
Ay, you must know that my husband, he drank, loafed round the parish to roister and prate, wasted and trampled our gear under foot.
Rome ran herself; as the man in charge, he could do precisely what he wanted, which was to roister.
They didn't pray and then roister on Midwinter's Day.
Having fun with words can involve creative rhymes (“I do not roister with an oyster”) and nonce coinages (“my family was a scribacious lot”).
He had a son, whose name was Tenot Dandin, a lusty, young, sturdy, frisking roister, so help me God! who likewise, in imitation of his peace-making father, would have undertaken and meddled with the making up of variances and deciding of controversies betwixt disagreeing and contentious party-pleaders; as you know,
In the meantime the lady was not very well content with the want of her paternosters, for they were one of her implements to keep her countenance by in the church; then thought with herself, This bold flouting roister is some giddy, fantastical, light-headed fool of a strange country.
Have a care, my roister, of the milk-pot, that is, the testicles.
This so incensed Panurge that he forthwith lifted his hand to have stricken him the dumb roister and given him a sound whirret on the ear, but that the respect and reverence which he carried to the presence of Pantagruel restrained his choler and kept his fury within bounds and limits.
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