Definition of Routous

1. resembling a rout [adj]



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Routous

routinise
routinised
routinises
routinising
routinism
routinisms
routinist
routinists
routinization
routinizations
routinize
routinized
routinizes
routinizing
routish
routous (current term)
routously
routs
rouvilleite
roux
rouxelite
rouze
rouzed
rouzes
rouzing
roué
rove
rove beetle
rove beetles
roved

Literary usage of Routous

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1. The Documentary History of the State of New-York: Arranged Under Direction by New York (State). Secretary's Office (1851)
"... but did not break any part of it till Baker Joind him, in which in a Riotous & routous manner both Mobs Join'd in one by their own Account one hundred ..."

2. pennsylvania archives by Pennsylvania State Library, Pennsylvania Dept. of Public Instruction, Pennsylvania Secretary of the Commonwealth (1878)
"... that is to say, to The King of Sweden In prosecution whereof thou didst appoint and cause to bee held Riotous, routous ..."

3. A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1850)
"134, fa routous. Riotous ; noisy. North. ROUT-OUT. (1) A Saturday pie. Cornw. (2) To seek or. hunt very narrowly for any person or thing, far. dial. ROVE. ..."

4. The History of the Rise, Increase, and Progress of the Christian People by William Sewel (1844)
"... as for a religious exercise, and other times at common law, as riotous, routous, <fcc., when nothing of that nature could ever be proved against them, ..."

5. English Dramatic Companies, 1558-1642 by John Tucker Murray (1910)
"... (as is pretended), but their end is thereby to disguise some routous and riotous action, we have therefore thought fit to give you notice of 1 Cf. ii. ..."

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