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rip-roaring

[ rip-rawr-ing, -rohr- ]
/ ˈrɪpˌrɔr ɪŋ, -ˌroʊr- /
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adjective Informal.
boisterously wild and exciting; riotous: Have a rip-roaring good time.
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Origin of rip-roaring

1825–35, Americanism;rip1 + roaring, alteration of rip-roarious, modeled on uproarious

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rip-roaring

adjective
informal characterized by excitement, intensity, or boisterous behaviour
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