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Thursday, December 31

Roister

[ROY-stər]

Part of speech: verb

Origin: Latin, late 16th century

1.

Enjoy oneself or celebrate in a noisy or boisterous way.

Examples of Roister in a sentence

"Let's get dressed up and roister in our living room this year."

"I plan to roister and party over Zoom with friends around the world."

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About Roister

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

Did you Know?

Not every loud gathering is roisterous. If the mood of the party is cheerful but still rowdy, then you're roistering. Those lucky enough to be in Times Square when the New Year's Eve ball drops are very familiar with this sort of festive mood.

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