- The definition of rowdy is noisy and disorderly.
A crowd at a football game that is shouting, jumping up and down and making a lot of noise and chaos is an example of a rowdy crowd.
Origin: from uncertain or unknown; perhaps row
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noun pl. row·dies
Origin: Probably from row3.
- rowˈdi·ly adverb
- rowˈdi·ness noun
- rowˈdy·ism noun