Definition of roister in English:

roister

Syllabification: roist·er
Pronunciation: /ˈroistər
 
/

verb

[no object]

Derivatives

roisterer

noun
More example sentences
  • In a drunken rage, the three roisterers set off in a run until they came to the tree, and there they found a pile of gold.
  • He may be a roisterer and act the fool, but he's got ‘bottom’, as they used to say in the 18th century, meaning he has substance.
  • As the old roisterer was being carted off to hospital on a stretcher he looked up at a gawping gaggle of tourists in the hotel lobby and gasped: ‘It was the food!’

roisterous

Pronunciation: /ˈroist(ə)rəs/
adjective
More example sentences
  • Initially it feels leaden, the roisterous energy of the band's 2002 debut dissipated and replaced not with maturity but hesitancy.
  • It's been a roisterous time, filled with every strength and variety of wind from a ragamuffin breeze right through to a force eight gale, whipping in from the sea and over the moors.
  • After decades of quiet ascent, Tokyo has become the roisterous epicenter of a sophisticated and constantly evolving global youth culture.

Origin

late 16th century: from obsolete roister 'roisterer', from French rustre 'ruffian', variant of ruste, from Latin rusticus 'rustic'.

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