Definition of Roughhouse

1. Verb. Engage in rough or disorderly play.

Generic synonyms: Play



Definition of Roughhouse

1. Noun. rowdy behaviour ¹

2. Verb. To behave rowdily ¹

3. Verb. To treat roughly ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Roughhouse

1. [v -HOUSED, -HOUSING, -HOUSES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Roughhouse

roughened
roughening
roughens
rougher
roughers
roughest
roughhead
roughheads
roughhew
roughhewed
roughhewer
roughhewers
roughhewing
roughhewn
roughhews
roughhouse (current term)
roughhoused
roughhouses
roughhousing
roughie
roughies
roughing
roughing up
roughings
roughish
roughishly
roughleg
roughlegs
roughly
roughneck

Literary usage of Roughhouse

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1. Our Presidents and Their Office: Including Parallel Lives of the Presidents by William Estabrook Chancellor (1912)
"roughhouse POLITICS IN ILLINOIS.—The tone and trend of the politics of Illinois had a certain boyish, roughhouse atmosphere, like that of most State ..."

2. From Dance Hall to White Slavery: The World's Greatest Tragedy by John Dillon, H. W. Lytle (1912)
"A "roughhouse" dance, while a thing to be deplored from a moral standpoint, ... Wherefore, the ban on all "roughhouse." Into the social life of West ..."

3. The Journal of Educational Research by American Educational Research Association (1922)
"Every extreme has its day and after that comes the roughhouse of the initiation ceremonies, when it is being shown its place before entering upon its long ..."

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