ROISTER

carouse, roister, riot

(verb) engage in boisterous, drunken merrymaking; “They were out carousing last night”

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Verb

roister (third-person singular simple present roisters, present participle roistering, simple past and past participle roistered)

(intransitive) To engage in noisy, drunken, or riotous behavior.

(intransitive) To walk with a swaying motion.

Synonyms

• (engage in noisy, drunken, or riotous behavior): carouse, revel, riot

• (walk with a swaying motion): swagger

Noun

roister (plural roisters)

(archaic) A roisterer.

Anagrams

• Storrie, Terrios, rioters, storier

Source: Wiktionary


Roist"er, v. i. Etym: [Probably fr. F. rustre boor, a clown, clownish, fr. L. rustucus rustic. See Rustic.]

Definition: To bluster; to swagger; to bully; to be bold, noisy, vaunting, or turbulent. I have a roisting challenge sent amongst The dull and factious nobles of the Greeks. Shak.

Roist"er, n.

Definition: See Roisterer.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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