roust

[ roust ]
/ raʊst /

verb (used with object)

to rout, as from a place: to roust someone out of bed.

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Origin of roust

First recorded in 1650–60; perhaps alteration of rouse1
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roust

/ (raʊst) /

verb

(tr often foll by out) to rout or stir, as out of bed

Word Origin for roust

C17: perhaps an alteration of rouse 1
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Word Origin and History for roust

roust


v.

1650s, probably an alteration of rouse. Related: Rousted; rousting.

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