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Date: 1800-1900
Origin: Perhaps from row 'unpleasant noise' (18-21 centuries)

rowdy

1 adjective
     
row‧dy1
behaving in a noisy rough way that is likely to cause arguments and fighting:
gangs of rowdy youths
rowdily adverb
rowdiness noun [uncountable]
rowdyism noun [uncountable]
WORD FOCUS: loud WORD FOCUS: loud
similar words: noisy, booming, raucous, rowdy

extremely loud: deafening, earsplitting, thunderous


See also
loud

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