[ ruhm-buhs-chuh s ]
/ rʌmˈbʌs tʃəs /

adjective Chiefly British.

Words nearby rumbustious

Origin of rumbustious

1775–80; probably variant of robustious Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for rumbustious

  • Even the rumbustious Foreign Secretary and Deputy Leader George Brown got into the act.

    The Charmed Life of a Traitor|Harold Evans|November 6, 2009|DAILY BEAST
  • The rumbustious ogre has a hitherto undescribed, but quite imaginable, gap-toothed, beetle-browed ogress of a wife.

    Jaffery|William J. Locke

British Dictionary definitions for rumbustious

/ (rʌmˈbʌstjəs) /


boisterous or unruly

Derived forms of rumbustious

rumbustiously, adverbrumbustiousness, noun

Word Origin for rumbustious

C18: probably a variant of robustious
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