rowdy
[ rou-dee ]
next word >>
Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
Early-19th century; from a sense, originally from the U.S., of "lawless backwoodsman;" of ultimately unknown origin
Synonyms
    1.
  • rambunctious
    2.
  • disorderly loud raucous
Antonyms
    1.
  • unexciting boring
    2.
  • calm compliant manageable obedient
Definition
1. slang; great; very enjoyable, often with boisterous fun
2. rough and disorderly
Examples
1. A) The party was turning rowdy as the music thumped and the people cheered. B) The friends were planning rowdy times at the bar, but they changed their minds when they remembered the time.
2. A) The children's rowdy behavior in the classroom drove the teacher crazy. B) The rowdy teenagers yelled and laughed as they annoyed passersby.
Usage Over Time

Stay Connected

Sign up to receive the word of the day, sent straight to your inbox.

By submitting this form, you are agreeing to our Terms of Use.