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roister definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

v
1: engage in boisterous, drunken merrymaking; "They were out carousing last night" [syn: carouse, roister, riot]

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Etymology: Middle French rustre lout, alteration of ruste, from ruste, adjective, rude, rough, from Latin rusticus rural more at rustic Date: 1551 archaic one that roisters ; roisterer II. intransitive verb (roistered; roistering) Date: 1582 to engage in noisy revelry ; carouse roisterer noun roisterous adjective roisterously adverb

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v.intr. (esp. as roistering adj.) revel noisily; be uproarious. Derivatives: roisterer n. roistering n. roisterous adj. Etymology: obs. roister roisterer f. F rustre ruffian var. of ruste f. L rusticus RUSTIC

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Roister Roist"er, v. i. [Probably fr. F. rustre boor, a clown, clownish, fr. L. rustucus rustic. See Rustic.] To bluster; to swagger; to bully; to be bold, noisy, vaunting, or turbulent. I have a roisting challenge sent amongst The dull and factious nobles of the Greeks. --Shak.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Roister Roist"er, n. See Roisterer.

Moby Thesaurus

bluff, bluster, bluster and bluff, bounce, brag, bully, carouse, celebrate, create a disturbance, create a riot, cut loose, debauch, gasconade, go berserk, hector, hell around, intimidate, jollify, jolly, lark, let go, let loose, let off steam, make a commotion, make an ado, make merry, make trouble, make whoopee, out-herod Herod, rage, raise a ruckus, raise a rumpus, raise a storm, raise hell, rant, rave, revel, riot, roil, rollick, run amok, run riot, run wild, see life, skylark, slang, splutter, spree, sputter, step out, storm, swagger, swashbuckle, vapor, wanton, whoop it up



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