Definition of rowdy in English:

rowdy

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Pronunciation: /ˈraʊdi
 
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adjective (rowdier, rowdiest)

noun (plural rowdies)

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Derivatives

rowdily

adverb
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  • Malostranske Pivnice, our first experience of a genuine Czech pub, is filled with locals rowdily downing drink after drink.
  • Everyone was pretty drunk, running around the town centre and yelling rowdily.
  • As an ex-bouncer, let me point out from experience that getting through a crowd like that is virtually impossible, especially when it's a drunk and rowdily cheerful crowd.

rowdiness

noun
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  • Various initiatives aimed at reducing city-centre crime and rowdiness, including the latest clamp-down on binge drinkers over the Christmas period, appear to be paying off.
  • The accident emergency department was expecting a busy night with incidents that staff said were usually caused by rowdiness, alcohol and drugs.
  • Drink and drugs and rowdiness are destroying the place.

rowdyism

noun
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  • At ten o'clock, despite the fact that the police were present to control any undue rowdyism, the gates were closed.
  • Fighting, rowdyism and general mayhem erupted on the quiet main street of Abbeyleix on Sunday last.
  • Late night rowdyism in the town could decrease now that local authorities have new powers to curb anti-social behaviour.

Origin

early 19th century (originally US in the sense 'lawless backwoodsman'): of unknown origin.

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