- 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 of rowdy; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps row
Origin of rowdyProbably from row3.
(comparative rowdier, superlative rowdiest)
- A boisterous person; a brawler.
Possibly from row (“noisy argument")