[ ruhm-buhs-chuh s ]
/ rʌmˈbʌs tʃəs /
adjective Chiefly British.
Origin of rumbustious
1775–80; probably variant of robustious
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Examples from the Web for rumbustious
Even the rumbustious Foreign Secretary and Deputy Leader George Brown got into the act.
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 Formsrumbustiously, adverbrumbustiousness, noun
Word Origin for rumbustious
C18: probably a variant of robustious
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