Definition of Rip-roaring

1. Adjective. Uncontrollably noisy.

Exact synonyms: Rackety, Uproarious
Similar to: Noisy
Derivative terms: Racket, Racketiness, Uproar, Uproar

Definition of Rip-roaring

1. Adjective. Exciting, energetic, enthusiastic, with gusto. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rip-roaring

rip-roaring (current term)
rip box
rip boxes
rip current
rip currents
rip into
rip off
rip on
rip out
rip saw
rip saws
rip tide
rip to shreds
rip up

Literary usage of Rip-roaring

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1. Neutrality: The Crucifixion of Public Opinion, from the American Point of View by S. Ivor Stephen (1916)
"Whilst in the jungle he mingled with braying, rip-roaring, shrieking animals and he has been braying, rip- roaring and shrieking ever since. ..."

2. A Basket of Chips: A Varied Assortment of Poems and Sketches by Joseph Bert Smiley (1888)
"Oh, 1 am a howler, a Big Kangaroo, I'ma rip-roaring rhymer from Kalamazoo. " I'ma terror, and uon't you ..."

3. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"1856 "Hallo, Judge," said Major H., "that's a rip-roaring hat you've got."—San Francisco Call, Dec. 19. Rising, the rise. Rising moans " more than. ..."

4. Dictionary of Americanisms: A Glossary of Words and Phrases Usually Regarded by John Russell Bartlett (1877)
"... I'm your rip-roaring raccoon of the mountains, your Sitting-Bully boy with a glass eye, ..."

5. Road Trip USA: Cross-Country Adventures on America's Two-Lane Highways by Jamie Jensen (2006)
"... for a rip-roaring frontier town. In its heyday, which lasted roughly from 1872, when the railroad arrived, to 1884, when the cattle drives were ..."

6. Library Journal by American Library Association, Library Association (1922)
"The Valley of Gold DAVID HOWARTH A rip-roaring story of the great Northwest country by a brand new writer. A tale of the Northwest, ..."

7. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1899)
"The applause of the audience, the rip-roaring enthusiasm of the Kingston Academy yell, followed by the beloved club cry of ..."

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