- to act in a swaggering, boisterous, or uproarious manner.
- to revel noisily or without restraint.
Origin of roister
Examples from the Web for roisterers
Wherever there was a knot of midnight roisterers, they quaffed her health.The Sister Years (From "Twice Told Tales")
Flasks and kegs were empty, and most of the roisterers were sleeping.South from Hudson Bay
E. C. [Ethel Claire] Brill
You have used your power to degrade the name of a king with roisterers and courtesans.Such is Life
The roisterers gazed at the paper, or began their preparations for departure.Double Trouble
The roisterers went their devious ways, sobered and subdued.The Grey Cloak
- to engage in noisy merrymaking; revel
- to brag, bluster, or swagger
Word Origin and History for roisterers
"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).