Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Belonging to or characteristic of a rowdy; characterized by or disposed to rowdyism: as, rowdyish conduct; rowdyish boys.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Resembling a rowdy in temper or conduct; characteristic of a rowdy.

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  • adjective Resembling a rowdy in temper or conduct; characteristic of a rowdy.

Etymologies

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rowdy +‎ -ish

Examples

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

    CHAPTER IV

  • Amen! went up to heaven in ratification of the deed, mingled with a few hisses and wrathful exclamations from some who were evidently in a rowdyish state of mind, but who were at once cowed by the popular feeling.

    Revolution Day

  • Amen! went up to heaven in ratification of the deed, mingled with a few hisses and wrathful exclamations from some who were evidently in a rowdyish state of mind, but who were at once cowed by the popular feeling.

    Rad Geek People’s Daily – 2008 – July – 04

  • Amen! went up to heaven in ratification of the deed, mingled with a few hisses and wrathful exclamations from some who were evidently in a rowdyish state of mind, but who were at once cowed by the popular feeling.

    International Ignore the Constitution Day #220

  • Amen! went up to heaven in ratification of the deed, mingled with a few hisses and wrathful exclamations from some who were evidently in a rowdyish state of mind, but who were at once cowed by the popular feeling.

    Rad Geek People’s Daily – 2007 – September – 17

  • Ralph Touchett wandered away a little, with his usual slouching gait, his hands in his pockets and his little rowdyish terrier at his heels.

    The Portrait of a Lady

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

    Ralph on the Engine The Young Fireman of the Limited Mail

  • Moreover, there was a rowdyish element of the population which was very hostile to them and everything connected with them, as Dr. Kahn had good cause to know.

    Notable Women of Modern China

  • When they talk to me, and say I'm rowdyish because I walk fences and play ball with the boys and climb trees, I try not to show it, but it hurts me way deep down.

    The Governess

  • The combativeness indicated by the form of the head was accentuated by the conspicuous jaw, the firm, thin-lipped mouth, and the closely cropped hair and beard, already fading into white; but there was nothing rough or rowdyish in his manner or appearance.

    A Political History of the State of New York, Volumes 1-3

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