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rumbustious — 1778, an arbitrary formation (perhaps suggested by RUM (Cf. rum) (adj.) and boisterous, robustious, bumptious, etc.) from robustious … Etymology dictionary
rumbustious — a chiefly BrE word meaning ‘lively or noisy’, is spelt ious, not uous … Modern English usage
rumbustious — ► ADJECTIVE informal, chiefly Brit. ▪ boisterous or unruly. ORIGIN probably an alteration of archaic robustious «boisterous, robust» … English terms dictionary
rumbustious — [rum bus′chəs] adj. [altered (? after RUM1) < ROBUSTIOUS] Chiefly Brit. rambunctious, boisterous, unruly, etc … English World dictionary
rumbustious — [[t]rʌmbʌ̱stʃuəs[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n A rumbustious person is energetic in a cheerful, noisy way. [BRIT] ...the flamboyant and somewhat rumbustious prime minister. Syn: boisterous (in AM, use rambunctious) … English dictionary
rumbustious — rum|bus|tious [rʌmˈbʌstʃəs] adj full of energy, fun, and noise American Equivalent: rambunctious ▪ rumbustious football fans … Dictionary of contemporary English
rumbustious — adjective Etymology: alteration of robustious Date: 1778 chiefly British rambunctious • rumbustiously adverb, chiefly British • rumbustiousness noun, chiefly British … New Collegiate Dictionary
rumbustious — /rum bus cheuhs/, adj. Chiefly Brit. rambunctious. [prob. var. ROBUSTIOUS] * * * … Universalium
rumbustious — adjective boisterous and unruly Syn: rambunctious … Wiktionary
rumbustious — rum|bus|tious [ rʌm bʌstʃəs ] adjective BRITISH RAMBUNCTIOUS … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
rumbustious — Rumpelstiltskin … Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors