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Word of the day: Roister

Roister

[ROY-stər]

Part of speech: verb

Origin: Latin, late 16th century

Enjoy oneself or celebrate in a noisy or boisterous way.

Examples of roister in a sentence

"Instead of going out for my birthday, I want to roister in our living room this year."

"It sounds like our neighbors are still roistering!"

About Roister

Roister has a diverse background (including its bout in French as "rustre," or "ruffian"), but it predominantly originates from the Latin word "rusticus" ("rustic").

Did you Know?

Not every loud gathering is roisterous (the adjective form of "roister"). If the mood of the party is cheerful but still rowdy, then you're roistering. The adjective describes a specific sort of cheerful, boisterous celebration. A loud, angry protest could be described as clamorous, but not roisterous.

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