- to act in a swaggering, boisterous, or uproarious manner.
- to revel noisily or without restraint.
Origin of roister
Examples from the Web for roistering
But soon the tide returns, and once more I hear the roistering of the waves.Ballads of a Bohemian
Robert W. Service
Me, Morgan la fée, espouse one of these roistering, cursing foreigners?Louisiana Lou
William West Winter
But for her these nights would be spent in drinking, roistering, fighting and carousing.A Waif of the Mountains
Edward S. Ellis
But there were sounds of roistering from down the ship's corridor.
She had married the 76 roistering blade for his bank account only.Carmen Ariza
Charles Francis Stocking
- to engage in noisy merrymaking; revel
- to brag, bluster, or swagger
Word Origin and History for roistering
"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).