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intr.v. rois·tered, rois·ter·ing, rois·ters
1. To engage in boisterous merrymaking; revel noisily.
2. To behave in a blustering manner; swagger.

[From obsolete roister, roisterer, probably from Old French rustre, ruffian, alteration of ruste, from Latin rūsticus, rustic; see rustic.]

rois′ter·er n.
rois′ter·ous adj.
rois′ter·ous·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.roisterer - an especially noisy and unrestrained merrymaker
merrymaker, reveler, reveller - a celebrant who shares in a noisy party; "the clubs attract revelers as young as thirteen"


[ˈrɔɪstərəʳ] Njaranero/a m/f, juerguista mf


nKrawallmacher(in) m(f)
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He, who was sheer bladed steel in the imperious flashing of his will, could swashbuckle and bully like any over-seas roisterer, or wheedle as wickedly winningly as the first woman out of Eden or the last woman of that descent.
And so Lithuania's notorious roisterer, before whom the mightiest lords often quailed; for whom scarcely a day passed without a brawl; who would not suffer a king much less a pantler to offend him; whom the slightest disagreement sent into transports of rage--I, incensed and drunk as I was, remained meek as a lamb, as though I were gazing on the Sacred Host
Away from the office is Johann's roommate and fellow roisterer, Wilhelm Jerusalem.
He was a roisterer, a duellist, a fornicator and, as his old commander noted, possessed of a famously abusive tongue.
But where is Alcibiades," he asked, "The golden roisterer, the animal pride?
This was a 45-minute English Requiem, no less, six movements setting texts selected by the indefatigable Nicholas Fisher from the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible, some of them bringing resonances of the Brahms German Requiem (written when that German roisterer was a mere 35), and a work which is many ways a template for this Joubert masterpiece.
Venetian roisterer Flaminio Scala (Kudisch) forms a group of touring comedians in the 16th century, the different players becoming prototypes for the stock characters of commedia.
The syphilitic roisterer Gauguin places himself in Gethsemane, with his betrayers advancing through a tropical undergrowth.