noun, plural row·dies.
adjective, row·di·er, row·di·est.
Origin of rowdy
Examples from the Web for rowdily
He drank a little, but rowdily, and managed to spend in a cheap tavern like the Volga as much as twenty roubles in an evening.The House with the Mezzanine and Other Stories|Anton Tchekoff
adjective -dier or -diest
noun plural -dies
Word Origin for rowdy
"a rough, quarrelsome person," 1808, American English, originally "lawless backwoodsman," probably from row (n.2). The adjective is first recorded 1819. Related: Rowdily; rowdiness.