Rowdy meaning

roudē
A person whose behavior is rough, quarrelsome, and disorderly; hoodlum.
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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.

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Having the nature of or characteristic of a rowdy; rough, quarrelsome, etc.
adjective
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Disorderly; rough.

Rowdy teenagers; a rowdy beer party.

adjective
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A rough, disorderly person.
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A boisterous person; a brawler.
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Origin of rowdy

  • Probably from row

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

  • Possibly from row (“noisy argument")

    From Wiktionary