Definition of Rob Roy
1. Noun. Scottish clan leader and outlaw who was the subject of a 1817 novel by Sir Walter Scott (1671-1734).
Generic synonyms: Criminal, Crook, Felon, Malefactor, Outlaw
2. Noun. A manhattan cocktail made with Scotch whiskey.
Generic synonyms: Manhattan
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Literary usage of Rob Roy
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Daniel Defoe: His Life, and Recently Discovered Writings ; Extending from by Lee, William, Daniel Defoe (1869)
"Rob Roy.—We hear three troops of Dragoons out of each of the two Regiments of ... Rob Roy.—We have an account from Dumbarton that Rob Roi is in that ..."
2. Universal Pronouncing Dictionary of Biography and Mythology by Joseph Thomas (1901)
"He published " A Thousand Miles in the Rob Roy Canoe," (1866,) "The Rob Roy in the Baltic," "A Voyage Alone in the Yawl Rob Roy," "The Rob Roy on the Jordan ..."
3. English and Scottish Ballads by Francis James Child (1860)
"Rob Roy. THE subject of this piece is the abduction of a young Scottish lady by a son of the celebrated Rob Roy Macgregor. Sentence of outlawry had been ..."
4. The English and Scottish Popular Ballads by George Lyman Kittredge (1890)
"H. Sir Walter Scott's Introduction to " Rob Roy," C. ' Rob Roy MacGregor,' ... THE hero of this ballad was the youngest of the five sous of the Rob Roy who ..."