Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The conduct of a rowdy or rough; coarse turbulence; vulgar disorderliness.
- n. The state of being rowdy
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. the conduct of a rowdy.
- n. rowdy behavior
- rowdy + -ism (Wiktionary)
“From what I have seen, however, I should be now led to think that there was at least as much vice, and of what we call rowdyism, in Richmond, as in any Northern town of its size.”
“I suppose there was more turbulence and what would be called rowdyism in my day than now.”
“Only Mrs Norton, having deposited her grey satin magnificence upon the sofa, protested mutely against what she considered a tendency to 'rowdyism' in her hostess; flirted -- intellectually -- with any one who had the hardihood to sit near her; and on the stroke of ten rose with a suppressed yawn and a transparently insincere little speech about an enjoyable evening.”
“I say that I can picture to myself easily the sad earnestness with which you now point the thick thumb of your editorial refinement in deprecation of my choicer "rowdyism"?”
“Mindful of her, Granddad told McCann that he in every speech on civil rights had tried to curb the “rowdyism and hooliganism” of die-hard segregationists by appealing to southern pride.”
“The roads resound with atrocious profanity, and the rowdyism of the saloons and bar-rooms is repressed, not extirpated.”
“Communist Party of India Marxist a lot of opportunism, strategies of militancy attract unruly types who straddle the border line between rebellion and mere rowdyism.”
“His love-making is passionate and impulsive, joyous almost to rowdyism.”
“The general rowdyism was at its height, when some one had the happy idea that Krafft should sing them his newest song.”
“Hans Frederick Unmann was born 1932 in Dresden, married at eighteen, divorced at nineteen, dismissed from the Young Communists for rowdyism (criminal charges for assault dropped).”
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