Character 7
Hyphenation roist er
Pronunciations /ˈɹɔɪstə(ɹ)/

Definitions and meanings of "Roister"

What do we mean by roister?

To engage in boisterous merrymaking; revel noisily. intransitive verb

To behave in a blustering manner; swagger. intransitive verb

A rioter; a blusterer; a roisterer. noun

⟨ roister, verb A drunken or riotous frolic; a spree. noun

To bluster; swagger; bully; be bold, noisy, vaunting, or turbulent.

To bluster; to swagger; to bully; to be bold, noisy, vaunting, or turbulent. intransitive verb

See roisterer. noun

To engage in noisy, drunken, or riotous behavior. verb

To walk with a swaying motion. verb

A roisterer. noun

Engage in boisterous, drunken merrymaking verb

A roisterer.

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The word "roister" in example sentences

I talked him out of it that time, and he got to workin 'on the Fish Patrol, runnin' down the very guys he used to roister around with. ❋ Unknown (2010)

They keep inviting him out to hunt with them, to go drinking in the ale houses, to roister round the streets in masks, and he, nervously, declines. ❋ Philippa Gregory (2009)

Ay, you must know that my husband, he drank, loafed round the parish to roister and prate, wasted and trampled our gear under foot. ❋ Unknown (2008)

Rome ran herself; as the man in charge, he could do precisely what he wanted, which was to roister. ❋ Colleen McCullough (2007)

They didn't pray and then roister on Midwinter's Day. ❋ Turtledove, Harry (2005)

Having fun with words can involve creative rhymes (“I do not roister with an oyster”) and nonce coinages (“my family was a scribacious lot”). ❋ William Safire (2004)

The venturous roister inviteth him again to the duel, but the Gascon, without condescending to his desire, said only this: He paovret jou tesquinerie ares, que son pla reposat. ❋ Unknown (2002)

In the meantime the lady was not very well content with the want of her paternosters, for they were one of her implements to keep her countenance by in the church; then thought with herself, This bold flouting roister is some giddy, fantastical, light-headed fool of a strange country. ❋ Unknown (2002)

Have a care, my roister, of the milk-pot, that is, the testicles. ❋ Unknown (2002)

This so incensed Panurge that he forthwith lifted his hand to have stricken him the dumb roister and given him a sound whirret on the ear, but that the respect and reverence which he carried to the presence of Pantagruel restrained his choler and kept his fury within bounds and limits. ❋ Unknown (2002)

He had a son, whose name was Tenot Dandin, a lusty, young, sturdy, frisking roister, so help me God! who likewise, in imitation of his peace-making father, would have undertaken and meddled with the making up of variances and deciding of controversies betwixt disagreeing and contentious party-pleaders; as you know, ❋ Unknown (2002)

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