With darkness, the roistering at the barbecue became louder.
But for her these nights would be spent in drinking, roistering, fighting and carousing.
It was otherwise with the roistering swash-bucklers who came back in that glorious autumn.
But there were sounds of roistering from down the ship's corridor.
On the contrary, he probably remained much the same drunken, roistering heathen as before.
There are sad stories of roistering children let loose in its halls to make havoc of its treasures.
She had married the 76 roistering blade for his bank account only.
We have saved you from some roistering knaves, and shall give you a pleasant refuge until the trouble be quelled.
A week or two back, at Christmas time, there had been a roomful of men sitting drinking and roistering at this very table.
I am accused of being a noisy, roistering fellow, of robbing people of their wealth and of doing all sorts of wicked deeds.
"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).