Definition of roister-doister in English:

roister-doister

(also royster doyster, roister doister)

noun

  • A roisterer.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Gabriel Harvey (c1552–1631), scholar and writer. From the name of Ralph Roister Doister (also as Royster Doister), the eponymous main character in the play by Nicholas Udall, after roister.

Pronunciation

roister-doister

/ˈrɔɪstə ˈdɔɪstə/