Definition of Roughneck

1. Noun. A cruel and brutal fellow.

Exact synonyms: Bully, Hooligan, Rowdy, Ruffian, Tough, Yob, Yobbo, Yobo
Generic synonyms: Aggressor, Assailant, Assaulter, Attacker
Specialized synonyms: Bullyboy, Muscle, Muscleman, Skinhead, Plug-ugly, Tough Guy
Derivative terms: Bully, Ruffianly



Definition of Roughneck

1. Noun. Any labourer on an oil rig ¹

2. Noun. A rowdy or uncouth person ¹

3. Verb. To work as a laborer on an oil rig ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Roughneck

1. [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Roughneck

roughhews
roughhouse
roughhoused
roughhouses
roughhousing
roughie
roughies
roughing
roughing up
roughings
roughish
roughishly
roughleg
roughlegs
roughly
roughneck (current term)
roughnecked
roughnecking
roughnecks
roughness
roughnesses
roughrider
roughriders
roughs
roughs up
roughscuff
roughsetter
roughsetters
roughshod
roughspun

Literary usage of Roughneck

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1. Information Annual ...: A Continuous Cyclopedia and Digest of Current Events (1917)
"There are half a dozen Poilus coming from the front; such as Le Poilu grognard (The Grumbling roughneck), Le Terrible poilu-torial, and Le Canard poilu (The ..."

2. Information Annual (1917)
"For Poilu, French slang for an experienced soldier, we have by rare good luck an English equivalent in our "roughneck." There are half a dozen Poilus coming ..."

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