rambunctious

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Possibly alteration of rumbustious.

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  • IPA(key): /ɹæmˈbʌŋkʃəs/
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rambunctious (comparative more rambunctious, superlative most rambunctious)

  1. (informal, chiefly Canada, US) Energetic, noisy, boisterous and difficult to control.
    The kids are being especially rambunctious today.
    • 12 December 2018, Charles Bramesco, AV Club A spoonful of nostalgia helps the calculated Mary Poppins Returns go down[1]
      She does the same thing as any parent worth their salt, and gets rambunctious youngsters engaged in daily drudgeries by refashioning the quotidian as adventure.
    • 2002, Jeffrey Rowland, WIGU Adventures
      Mrs. Tinkle, your son’s rambunctious behavior is quite common in children with unusually high intelligence levels.

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