rip-roaring


rip-roaring
/rip"rawr'ing, -rohr'-/, adj. Informal.
boisterously wild and exciting; riotous: Have a rip-roaring good time.
[1825-35, Amer.; RIP1 + ROARING, alter. of rip-roarious, modeled on uproarious]

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