roister [ roi-ster ]verb (used without object)
1. to act in a swaggering, boisterous, or uproarious manner.
2. to revel noisily or without restraint.OTHER WORDS FROM ROISTER
roist·er·ous·ly, adverbWORDS RELATED TO ROISTER
enjoy, carouse, bask, rollick, rejoice, riot, savor, crow, wallow, relish, delight, luxuriate, gloat, indulge, lark, frolic, roll, thrive, carry on, cut looseSee more synonyms on Thesaurus.comOrigin:
1545–55; v. use of roister (noun) < Middle French ru(i)stre ruffian, boor, variant of ru(i)sterusticEXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR ROISTER
Roister Doister opens the moveable scenery of domestic life in the metropolis—touched with care, and warm with reality.AMENITIES OF LITERATURE|ISAAC DISRAELI
His very roistering became a pose, and his vanity made him roister the more, to make the pose more convincing.THE HOUSE WITH THE GREEN SHUTTERS|GEORGE DOUGLAS BROWN
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