roister

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rois·ter

 (roi′stər)
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.

roister

(ˈrɔɪstə)
vb (intr)
1. to engage in noisy merrymaking; revel
2. to brag, bluster, or swagger
[C16: from Old French rustre lout, from ruste uncouth, from Latin rusticus rural; see rustic]
ˈroisterer n
ˈroisterous adj
ˈroisterously adv

roist•er

(ˈrɔɪ stər)

v.i.
1. to act in a swaggering, boisterous, or uproarious manner.
2. to revel noisily or without restraint.
[1545–55; v. use of roister (n.) < Middle French ru(i)stre ruffian, boor, variant of ru(i)ste rustic]
roist′er•er, n.
roist′er•ous, adj.
roist′er•ous•ly, adv.

roister


Past participle: roistered
Gerund: roistering

Imperative
roister
roister
Present
I roister
you roister
he/she/it roisters
we roister
you roister
they roister
Preterite
I roistered
you roistered
he/she/it roistered
we roistered
you roistered
they roistered
Present Continuous
I am roistering
you are roistering
he/she/it is roistering
we are roistering
you are roistering
they are roistering
Present Perfect
I have roistered
you have roistered
he/she/it has roistered
we have roistered
you have roistered
they have roistered
Past Continuous
I was roistering
you were roistering
he/she/it was roistering
we were roistering
you were roistering
they were roistering
Past Perfect
I had roistered
you had roistered
he/she/it had roistered
we had roistered
you had roistered
they had roistered
Future
I will roister
you will roister
he/she/it will roister
we will roister
you will roister
they will roister
Future Perfect
I will have roistered
you will have roistered
he/she/it will have roistered
we will have roistered
you will have roistered
they will have roistered
Future Continuous
I will be roistering
you will be roistering
he/she/it will be roistering
we will be roistering
you will be roistering
they will be roistering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been roistering
you have been roistering
he/she/it has been roistering
we have been roistering
you have been roistering
they have been roistering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been roistering
you will have been roistering
he/she/it will have been roistering
we will have been roistering
you will have been roistering
they will have been roistering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been roistering
you had been roistering
he/she/it had been roistering
we had been roistering
you had been roistering
they had been roistering
Conditional
I would roister
you would roister
he/she/it would roister
we would roister
you would roister
they would roister
Past Conditional
I would have roistered
you would have roistered
he/she/it would have roistered
we would have roistered
you would have roistered
they would have roistered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.roister - engage in boisterous, drunken merrymaking; "They were out carousing last night"
jollify, make happy, make merry, make whoopie, racket, wassail, whoop it up, revel - celebrate noisily, often indulging in drinking; engage in uproarious festivities; "The members of the wedding party made merry all night"; "Let's whoop it up--the boss is gone!"

roister

verb
Translations

roister

[ˈrɔɪstəʳ] VIjaranear

roister

vi (= revel)herumtollen
References in classic literature ?
His excitability and his roisterous enthusiasm made them laugh.
8226; • Those who prefer night life will enjoy "Diamond Lil" starring actress Darlene Violette — — and the roisterous cast who brought the Bowery denizens and Suicide Hall's ne'er-do-wells to life — — now onstage with performances at Don't Tell Mama [343 W.
Think of the Skee Ball machines in Seaside where, for 50 cents, you can stand in a roisterous arcade and roll nine smooth wooden balls up a rickety ramp.
Minstrelsy's combination of roisterous character-songs, sentimental ballads, comic sketches and hilarious burlesques appealed to diverse audiences in Australia--decidedly more diverse than in North America or England.
It's very challenging," he said, dropping into that slow, deep-whispered voice he uses for emphasis before exploding, clap-hands, into a roisterous bellow, "but hey, we will crack it.
Graham--sadly all dead, but incorporating their own words, are usefully presented in boxes, as is a poem by Vicki Feaver inspired by Hilton's roisterous Oi Yoi Yoi (1963).