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His very roistering became a pose, and his vanity made him roister the more, to make the pose more convincing.

Roister Doister opens the moveable scenery of domestic life in the metropolis—touched with care, and warm with reality.

WORD ORIGIN

"bluster, swagger, be bold, noisy, vaunting, or turbulent," 1580s, from an obsolete noun roister "noisy bully" (1550s, displaced by 19c. by roisterer), from Middle French ruistre "ruffian," from Old French ruiste "boorish, gross, uncouth," from Latin rusticus (see rustic (adj.)). Related: Roistered; roistering. Ralph Royster-Doyster is the title and lead character of what is sometimes called the first English comedy (Udall, 1555).

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