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Definition of "rowdyism" [row•dy•ism]

  • The state of being rowdy (noun)

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Use "rowdyism" in a sentence
  • "From what I have seen, however, I should be now led to think that there was at least as much vice, and of what we call rowdyism, in Richmond, as in any Northern town of its size."
  • "I suppose there was more turbulence and what would be called rowdyism in my day than now."
  • "Only Mrs Norton, having deposited her grey satin magnificence upon the sofa, protested mutely against what she considered a tendency to 'rowdyism' in her hostess; flirted -- intellectually -- with any one who had the hardihood to sit near her; and on the stroke of ten rose with a suppressed yawn and a transparently insincere little speech about an enjoyable evening."