A rowskey is a term used to describe tourists coming to the shore areas on vacation. Usually, rowskeys are not aware of proper beach attire, and wear water shoes, sneakers, and/or 'crocs' to the beach. They usually begin there beach experience pale, and soon aquire a terrible sun burn, and in more humorous cases, a 't-shirt tanline'. It is common for rowskeys to come to the beach with their family, and bring rafts and floaties into the ocean.
Origin - P. Stevens.
- "Mary, that bald guy wearing watershoes over there is definately a rowskey."