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Feb 22, 2017
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kibosh
copacetic
rambunctious
codswallop
lollygag

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rambunctious

PRONUNCIATION:
(ram-BUNGK-shus)

MEANING:
adjective: Uncontrollably boisterous.

ETYMOLOGY:
Of uncertain origin. Perhaps an alteration of its synonym rumbustious. Earliest documented use: 1830.

USAGE:
“And those who have been in perennial thrall to Sean Cronin’s rambunctious spirit may have thought nothing could have ever stopped him in his tracks.”
David Kelly; Lions Aim Spurs on Cronin; Irish Independent (Dublin); Jan 18, 2017.

See more usage examples of rambunctious in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

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