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  1. like or characteristic of a rowdy.
  2. disposed to or characterized by rowdyism.
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Origin of rowdyish

An Americanism dating back to 1835–45; rowdy + -ish1
Related formsrow·dy·ish·ly, adverbrow·dy·ish·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for rowdyish

Historical Examples

  • Don't be rowdyish, or get the reputation of being a drunken fellow.

    The College Freshman's Don't Book

    George Fullerton Evans

  • They had no idea that the crowd about the pavilion was rowdyish.

  • Far more than mature Jerry, was mature Michael playful and rowdyish.

  • He was at white heat, fighting mad, and cared little what he said to these rowdyish intruders.

  • Four or five of the rowdyish crowd picked up sticks that they had carried through the forest that afternoon.