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
British Dictionary definitions for rowdy
adjective -dier or -diest
noun plural -dies
Word Origin for rowdy
Word Origin and History 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.