noun, plural row·dies.
adjective, row·di·er, row·di·est.
Origin of rowdy
Examples from the Web for rowdiness
Valletta is well policed; rowdiness does not obtrude itself upon the stranger.The Story of Malta|Maturin M. Ballou
It does not come in their way to go forth and exhibit their rowdiness among strangers.Travelling Sketches.|Anthony Trollope
At times there were manifestations of rowdiness, but they were speedily and readily quelled.Sixteen Months in Four German Prisons|Henry Charles Mahoney
Such establishments could not continue to exist if rowdiness and horseplay were permitted without protest.The Daughters of a Genius|Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
He is averse to rowdiness or horse-play of any kind, and avoids giving offence.The Inhabitants of the Philippines|Frederic H. Sawyer
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.