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
"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."
Popularity Over Time
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.