- to rout, as from a place: to roust someone out of bed.
Origin of roust
Examples from the Web for roust
Historical Examples of roust
I'll roust out some passengers and toss 'em to you—you toss 'em along in there.Subspace Survivors
E. E. Smith
If the jedge is a gwyne to hold cote, I got to roust 'em out, I reckon.The Gilded Age, Complete
Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warner
Yit ef he start atter me dis blessid night, I lay I roust de whole plantation.Nights With Uncle Remus
Joel Chandler Harris
Ah, Lieutenant Stairs, please take a party and roust every man out.
I guess,” sez he, “that the dinner bell would be apt to roust you out the second or third day.Around the World with Josiah Allen's Wife
- (tr often foll by out) to rout or stir, as out of bed
Word Origin for roust
1650s, probably an alteration of rouse. Related: Rousted; rousting.