Definition of rowdy-dow in US English:

rowdy-dow

verb

  • no object To be noisy or boisterous.

exclamation

  • Representing the sound of the beating of a drum. Now rare.

noun

  • Noise, din; uproar, disturbance; an instance of this, a row.

adjective

  • Boisterous; rowdy, noisy.

Origin

1960s; earliest use found in Thomas Pynchon (b. 1937), novelist. From rowdy-dow<br>late 18th century; earliest use found in Festival of Momus. Originally apparently a variant of row dow dow. In later use (especially as adjective) probably influenced by rowdy dowdy. With use as adjective compare earlier rowdy.

Pronunciation

rowdy-dow

/ˈraʊdɪdaʊ/