dict.org

The DICT Development Group


Search for:
Search type:
Database:

Database copyright information
Server information
Wiki: Resources, links, and other information


3 definitions found
 for rowdy
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rowdy \Row"dy\, n.; pl. Rowdies. [From Rout, or Row a
     brawl.]
     One who engages in rows, or noisy quarrels; a ruffianly
     fellow. --M. Arnold.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  rowdy
      adj 1: disturbing the public peace; loud and rough; "a raucous
             party"; "rowdy teenagers" [syn: raucous, rowdy]
      n 1: a cruel and brutal fellow [syn: bully, tough,
           hooligan, ruffian, roughneck, rowdy, yob, yobo,
           yobbo]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  185 Moby Thesaurus words for "rowdy":
     Babbitt, Philistine, arriviste, bad, bad boy, battler, belligerent,
     belted knight, bickerer, blade, blaring, blatant, blatting,
     blustering, boisterous, booger, boor, boorish, bounder, bourgeois,
     brassy, bravo, brawler, brawling, brazen, bucko, buffoon, bugger,
     bully, bullyboy, cad, carlish, churl, churlish, clamant, clamorous,
     clamoursome, clanging, clangorous, clattery, cloddish, clown,
     clownish, combatant, competitor, contender, contestant, cutthroat,
     cutup, desperado, devil, disorderly, disputant, disruptive,
     duelist, elf, enfant terrible, enforcer, epicier, fencer, feuder,
     fighter, fighting cock, foilsman, funmaker, gamecock, gladiator,
     goon, gorilla, groundling, gunman, guttersnipe, harum-scarum,
     hatchet man, hell-raiser, hellcat, hood, hoodlum, hooligan,
     hooliganish, ill-bred fellow, imp, improper, joker, jokester,
     jouster, killer, knave, knight, knock-down-and-drag-out,
     knockabout, little devil, little monkey, little rascal, looby,
     loobyish, loud, lout, loutish, low fellow, lubberly, lumpish,
     mad dog, mafficking, militant, minx, misbehaving, mischief,
     mischief-maker, mucker, naughty, noiseful, noisy, not respectable,
     nouveau riche, obstreperous, off-base, out-of-line, parvenu,
     peasant, pixie, plug-ugly, practical joker, prankster, puck, punk,
     quarreler, rackety, raffish, rambunctious, rampageous, rapscallion,
     rascal, raucous, ribald, rioter, rip-roaring, rival, rogue,
     roisterous, rollicking, rough, rough-and-tumble, roughneck,
     rowdyish, ruffian, ruffianly, rumbustious, sabreur, scamp,
     scapegrace, scrapper, scuffler, skinhead, squabbler, strepitant,
     strepitous, strong arm, strong-arm man, strong-armer, struggler,
     swashbuckler, sword, swordplayer, swordsman, termagant, thug,
     tilter, tough, tumultuous, turbulent, tussler, unbehaving, unruly,
     uproarious, upstart, vociferous, vulgarian, vulgarist, wag, wild,
     wrangler, yahoo, yokel, yokelish
  
  

Questions or comments about this site? Contact webmaster@dict.org