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  • v. Obsolete spelling of roister.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. same as roister, roisterer.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • etc., n. See roister, etc.


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  • Never a man to drink or what you might call royster, no way of the world but just that; but get him off to Boston, or any place where there were shells to be bought, and he'd come home fairly drunk with 'em, his trunk busting out and all his money gone.


  • My image loomed large, and it was no wonder that they did not connect this mythical Colossus with the swaggering royster who played buffoon for their mirth.


  • This young royster did mortally hate this poore man, insomuch that he would kill his sheepe, steale his oxen, and spoyle his corne and other fruits before the time of ripenesse, yet was he not contented with this, but he would encroch upon the poore mans ground, and clayme all the heritage as his owne.

    The Golden Asse

  • The lack of oysters pained him much, for how could people royster

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 101, October 10, 1891

  • In this category also belong the revels of the drunken Pseudolus with his song and dance [155], and the final scene of the _St. _ [156], where, the action of the slender plot over, the comedy slaves royster and dance with the harlot.

    The Dramatic Values in Plautus

  • It was a whole lot better to royster and frolic over the world in the way I had previously done.

    Chapter XX

  • Bonny enough -- tricked oot in her furbelows, gallivantin 'wi' every royster fra Pe'rith.

    Victorian Short Stories: Stories of Courtship

  • I may pretend to know a little of the dear creatures; well, I give thee my honour, Count, that they like a royster; they love a fellow who can carry his six bottles under a silken doublet; there's vigour and manhood in it; and, then, too, what a power of toasts can a six-bottle man drink to his mistress!

    Devereux — Complete

  • With a very arrogant air, he proceeded to the head of the table, sat himself down with a swagger, and called out, like a lusty royster of the true kidney, for a pint of purl and a pipe.

    Pelham — Volume 04

  • "What! ho, my noble royster," cried he, flinging himself upon a chair,

    Devereux — Volume 02


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  • This is beyond all bearing, screamed out the young royster with an overwhelming vehemence...

    - Lesage, The Adventures of Gil Blas of Santillane, tr. Smollett, bk 5 ch. 1

    September 19, 2008