rowdy

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Possibly from row (noisy argument).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈɹaʊdi/
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  • Rhymes: -aʊdi

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rowdy (comparative rowdier, superlative rowdiest)

  1. Loud and disorderly; riotous; boisterous.

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rowdy (plural rowdies)

  1. A boisterous person; a brawler.
    • 2016, Colson Whitehead, The Underground Railroad, Fleet (2017), page 164:
      Carpenter recruited his gang at the saloon, rowdies all. They slept the day, drank well into the evening, and then set off for their pastime.

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  • German: Rowdy

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