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[ram-buhngk-shuh s] /ræmˈbʌŋk ʃəs/

difficult to control or handle; wildly boisterous:
a rambunctious child.
turbulently active and noisy:
a social gathering that became rambunctious and out of hand.
(informal) boisterous; unruly

1859, earlier rumbunctious, 1830, probably altered (by influence of ram) from rumbustious.


Boisterous; obstreperous; wild

[1859+; origin unknown; rumbunctious is found by 1830]


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