Rowdy - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈraʊdi|  American pronunciation of the word rowdy
Brit.  |ˈraʊdi|  British pronunciation of the word rowdy


- a cruel and brutal fellow (syn: bully, hooligan, roughneck, ruffian, tough, yob, yobbo)
- disturbing the public peace; loud and rough (syn: raucous)
rowdy teenagers


...a rowdy but good-natured group of teenagers...

...rowdies had overtaken the neighborhood and were threatening people on the street...

...the museum docent told the rowdy youngsters to quiet down for the tour...

It's no laughing matter having to walk by a group of rowdy drunks every night just to get home.

Word forms

comparative: rowdier
superlative: rowdiest
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