American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A rough, disorderly person.
- adj. Disorderly; rough: rowdy teenagers; a rowdy beer party.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A riotous, turbulent fellow; a person given to quarreling and fighting; a rough.
- Having the characteristics of a rowdy; given to rowdyism; rough; coarse-grained; disreputable.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who engages in rows, or noisy quarrels; a ruffianly fellow.
- n. a cruel and brutal fellow
- adj. disturbing the public peace; loud and rough
- Possibly from row ("noisy argument") (Wiktionary)
- Probably from row3. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“In fact, he's apologized for what he calls his rowdy, playful behavior, saying it was a mistake.”
“Charlie was rowdy from the beginning like he had been drinking prior.”
“Only place i've ever seen a tasting room get a little rowdy is Pindar, but that's because it's so damn big it's more like a bar.”
“They ruled themselves democratically, electing chieftains in rowdy, informal village assemblies known as krugi ( "circles").”
“That's why even the fiends on Fox instinctively cringed when Williams skipped past the carefully managed Tea Party linguistic jujitsu and got to the point: Obama is the enemy of Hank Williams Jr. and the like-minde d people he describes as his "rowdy" friends.”
“Campbell was described as a "rowdy and abusive" passenger who at one point warned that he would "off people when they left the plane," according to the Crown prosecutor.”
“Nick Benecke and his friends and fellow students at Nashua North said they had never witnessed the fever pitch - calling it "rowdy" - that protesters and supporters reached when Obama rode through.”
“More than 60% of the incidents were classified as rowdy or inconsiderate behaviour, with nuisance parking and problem neighbours second and third on the list.”
“While local pols in DC were trembling even at the idea of rowdy Town Hall meetings, she dove directly into them ... in Pakistan, where they eat tea baggers and US officials for lunch.”
“But, when white teens are involved in violence, they are called rowdy, misguided, troubled teens, etc.”
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