Origin of rambunctiousearlier rambustious, altered (prob. by associated, association with ram) from robustious
A pair of rambunctious children.
An example of a rambunctious person is a child who runs around the house screaming and jumping on furniture all day.
Origin of rambunctiousAlteration of rumbustious
(comparative more rambunctious, superlative most rambunctious)
- Energetic, noisy, boisterous and difficult to control.
- The kids are being especially rambunctious today.
Possibly alteration of rumbustious.
- She has her hands full with those rambunctious kids!
- Our new puppy turned out to be more rambunctious than we bargained for.
- The classroom was a disaster after an afternoon filled with rambunctious kindergarteners.
- I feel obligated to watch my cousin's kid when he asks me to babysit, even though he's a rambunctious brat.
- We're hoping to hire a part-time nanny to help us handle our four ranbunctious children.