The definition of raucous is loud or disorderly.
An example of raucous is a party at college with lots of drinking.
- hoarse; rough-sounding: a raucous shout
- loud and rowdy: a raucous party
Origin of raucousClassical Latin raucus from Indo-European echoic base an unverified form reu-, to give hoarse cries, mutter from source Classical Latin rumor, Old English reon, to lament
- Rough-sounding and harsh: raucous laughter.
- Boisterous and disorderly: “a drunken and raucous party for his bachelor friends” ( Louis Auchincloss )
Origin of raucousFrom Latin raucus
- rau′cous·ness rau′ci·ty
(comparative more raucous, superlative most raucous)
Latin raucus (hoarse, husky, raucous)