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Roister  v. i.  To bluster; to swagger; to bully; to be bold, noisy, vaunting, or turbulent. "I have a roisting challenge sent amongst The dull and factious nobles of the Greeks."

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"Roister" Quotes from Famous Books

... starved or in tavern brawls. But with their appearance began the Elizabethan drama. The few plays which have reached us of an earlier date are either cold imitations of the classical and Italian comedy, or rude farces like "Ralph Roister Doister," or tragedies such as "Gorbudoc" where, poetic as occasional passages may be, there is little promise of dramatic developement. But in the year which preceded the coming of the Armada the ...
— History of the English People, Volume V (of 8) - Puritan England, 1603-1660 • John Richard Green

Words linked to "Roister" :   riot, make whoopie, revel, racket, make happy, make merry, wassail, carouse, jollify

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