Word of the Day: ROWDY-DOW

also Scottish and dialect form ROW-DE-DOW

ETYMOLOGY
 originally a variant of row dow dow ( a series of sounds as produced by beating a drum)
later possibly influenced by rowdy dowdy (characterized by noisy roughness)

EXAMPLE
“…There has been a terrible rowdydow in the operatic green-room…”

From: Dashes at Life with a Free Pencil
By Nathaniel Parker Willis, 1845

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