Boisterous meaning

boistər-əs, -strəs
The definition of boisterous is something noisy, loud and rowdy.

An example of boisterous is a drunk person loudly shouting across a room.

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Loud or noisy and lively or unrestrained.

A boisterous street market.

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Characterized by violence and agitation; wild; stormy.
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Having or resembling animal exuberance.
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Rough and stormy; turbulent.
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(obs.) Rough, coarse, or bulky.
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Rough and stormy; violent.

Boisterous winds; a boisterous voyage.

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Origin of boisterous

  • Middle English boistres variant of boistous rude, rough perhaps from Old French boisteus lame, limping from boiste knee joint

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • from Middle English boistous, from Anglo-Norman bustous (“rough”), perhaps from Old French boitous (“noisy”)

    From Wiktionary