noun, plural row·dies.
adjective, row·di·er, row·di·est.
Origin of rowdy
Examples from the Web for rowdy
The sixth-season premiere of the rowdy, take-no-prisoners sitcom opens with a bang—literally.The MVPs of Sleaze Are Back: FXX's 'The League' Ups the Degenerate Ante|Emily Shire|September 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The commissioner soon quieted the two rowdy men in the next car.
The “tents” are semi-permanent buildings holding anywhere from 5,000-9,000 rowdy drinkers.
On the afternoon of December 7, 1941, Senator Nye addressed several thousand rowdy people at a Pittsburgh America First rally.The Revolution of 1940: America’s Fight Over Entering World War II|Marc Wortman|June 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
And a few months later, Brown reportedly was kicked out of his Miami condo for hosting a string of rowdy late-night parties.Chris Brown Reportedly Fights Frank Ocean, Is Still the Worst|Marlow Stern|January 28, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He seems merely to be rowdy in Ireland when he is really carrying the war into Africa—or England.George Bernard Shaw|Gilbert K. Chesterton
There were circumstances, however, which kept away the rowdy and desperado element who usually make for a newly opened goldfield.The Great Boer War|Arthur Conan Doyle
It is discipline that converts a rowdy British youngster into the glorious British Tommy that he is.South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. 3 (of 6)|Louis Creswicke
A rowdy gang of full five hundred armed mutineers marched up and hustled the mob right and left as they forced a way to the gate.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
It was usually so—either the conversation was violent and rowdy or nothing was said at all.Combed Out|Fritz August Voigt
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.