- a rough, disorderly person.
- rough and disorderly: rowdy behavior at school.
Origin of rowdy
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Examples from the Web for rowdier
Alig prances ahead and points out landmarks like the wing where the rowdier inmates are housed.The Party Monster Lives For the Applause: Michael Alig’s Second Act
February 28, 2014
Their real son, Ryusei, has been brought up by a poorer, rowdier clan.The Oscar International Film Festival: ‘Stranger By the Lake’ and Foreign Films You Should Watch
February 2, 2014
In Walter Savage Landor, authority recognised a noisier and rowdier specimen of the same class.Oxford
There was still a noisy crowd at the gates of the town, and we were being followed out by some of the rowdier members.By Desert Ways to Baghdad
Some of the rowdier spirits now sought out the proprietor, hoping to duck him in one of his own ponds.Cremorne and the Later London Gardens
- tending to create noisy disturbances; rough, loud, or disorderlya rowdy gang of football supporters
- a person who behaves in a rough disorderly fashion
Word Origin and History for rowdier
"a rough, quarrelsome person," 1808, American English, originally "lawless backwoodsman," probably from row (n.2). The adjective is first recorded 1819. Related: Rowdily; rowdiness.