roister

[ roi-ster ]
/ ˈrɔɪ stər /

verb (used without object)

to act in a swaggering, boisterous, or uproarious manner.
to revel noisily or without restraint.

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Origin of roister

1545–55; v. use of roister (noun) <Middle French ru(i)stre ruffian, boor, variant of ru(i)sterustic

OTHER WORDS FROM roister

roist·er·er, nounroist·er·ous, adjectiveroist·er·ous·ly, adverb

Words nearby roister

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Example sentences from the Web for roister

  • Roister Doister opens the moveable scenery of domestic life in the metropolis—touched with care, and warm with reality.

  • His very roistering became a pose, and his vanity made him roister the more, to make the pose more convincing.

British Dictionary definitions for roister

roister
/ (ˈrɔɪstə) /

verb (intr)

to engage in noisy merrymaking; revel
to brag, bluster, or swagger

Derived forms of roister

roisterer, nounroisterous, adjectiveroisterously, adverb

Word Origin for roister

C16: from Old French rustre lout, from ruste uncouth, from Latin rusticus rural; see rustic
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