Boisterous Definition

boistər-əs, -strəs
Rough and stormy; turbulent.
Webster's New World
Noisy and unruly; rowdy.
Webster's New World
Noisy and lively; loud and exuberant.
Webster's New World
Rough, coarse, or bulky.
Webster's New World

Having or resembling animal exuberance.


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

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