verb (used without object)
Origin of roister
Examples from the Web for roisterer
Heinrich was not a roisterer like his father: he was a man of education and dignity.Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great - Volume 14|Elbert Hubbard
Will you find in your famous Place Louis Quinze any roisterer of the regency grown old and careful of his diet?From the Easy Chair, series 3|George William Curtis
"Ever at your quips, roisterer," said Innerkepple, as they arrived at the court.
What right had he, roisterer by night that he was, predaceous outlaw, what right had he to look upon Fortune as his own?The Carpet from Bagdad|Harold MacGrath
A wastrel, a roisterer by night, a spendthrift, and a thief!The Pagan Madonna|Harold MacGrath
British Dictionary definitions for roisterer
Word Origin for roister
Word Origin and History for roisterer
"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).