Origin of obstreperousClassical Latin obstreperus from obstrepere, to roar at from ob- (see ob-) + strepere, to roar from Indo-European base an unverified form (s)trep-, to make a loud noise from source Old English thræft, strife
The definition of obstreperous is someone that is noisy and hard to control.
Noisy teenage boys who are running wild are an example of people who would be described as obstreperous.
Noisily unruly or defiant: The restaurant owner ejected the obstreperous customer.
Origin of obstreperousFrom Latin obstreperus noisy from obstrepere to make a noise against ob- against ; see ob- . strepere to make a noise ( of imitative origin )
(comparative more obstreperous, superlative most obstreperous)