- to act in a swaggering, boisterous, or uproarious manner.
- to revel noisily or without restraint.
Origin of roister
Examples from the Web for roisterer
A wastrel, a roisterer by night, a spendthrift, and a thief!The Pagan Madonna
"Ever at your quips, roisterer," said Innerkepple, as they arrived at the court.
Enter once more the junior tutor; nothing said to the roisterer; Cospatric to pay an official call at twelve-thirty on the morrow.The Recipe for Diamonds
Charles John Cutcliffe Wright Hyne
Gang-y-gate swinger, a fighting man, who goes swaggering in the road (or gate); a roisterer who takes the wall of every one.
But as if the bad blood of the entire family had come to a head in one man, Richard was born a roisterer and a spendthrift.A Woman Named Smith
Marie Conway Oemler
- to engage in noisy merrymaking; revel
- to brag, bluster, or swagger
Word Origin and History for roisterer
"bluster, swagger, be bold, noisy, vaunting, or turbulent," 1580s, from an obsolete noun roister "noisy bully" (1550s, displaced by 19c. by roisterer), from Middle French ruistre "ruffian," from Old French ruiste "boorish, gross, uncouth," from Latin rusticus (see rustic (adj.)). Related: Roistered; roistering. Ralph Royster-Doyster is the title and lead character of what is sometimes called the first English comedy (Udall, 1555).