[ ram-buhngk-shuhs ]
/ ræmˈbʌŋk ʃəs /
difficult to control or handle; wildly boisterous: a rambunctious child.
turbulently active and noisy: a social gathering that became rambunctious and out of hand.
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Origin of rambunctious
An Americanism dating back to1820–30; origin uncertain
OTHER WORDS FROM rambunctiousram·bunc·tious·ly, adverbram·bunc·tious·ness, noun
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How to use rambunctious in a sentence
British Dictionary definitions for rambunctious
informal boisterous; unruly
Derived forms of rambunctiousrambunctiously, adverbrambunctiousness, noun
Word Origin for rambunctious
C19: probably from Icelandic ram- (intensifying prefix) + -bunctious, from bumptious
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