Synonyms for roisterer

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A wastrel, a roisterer by night, a spendthrift, and a thief!

"Ever at your quips, roisterer," said Innerkepple, as they arrived at the court.

Enter once more the junior tutor; nothing said to the roisterer; Cospatric to pay an official call at twelve-thirty on the morrow.

Gang-y-gate swinger, a fighting man, who goes swaggering in the road (or gate); a roisterer who takes the wall of every one.

But as if the bad blood of the entire family had come to a head in one man, Richard was born a roisterer and a spendthrift.

What right had he, roisterer by night that he was, predaceous outlaw, what right had he to look upon Fortune as his own?

Cavalier in English was early applied in a contemptuous sense to an overbearing swashbuckler—a roisterer or swaggering gallant.

Will you find in your famous Place Louis Quinze any roisterer of the regency grown old and careful of his diet?

Heinrich was not a roisterer like his father: he was a man of education and dignity.

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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