AskDefine | Define rowdy

Dictionary Definition

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

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. rough and disorderly; riotous or just boisterous


  1. such a person


Extensive Definition

Rowdy is an adjective meaning coarse, boisterous, and prone to fights or arguments.
Rowdy may also refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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
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