Roughneck - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈrʌfnek|  American pronunciation of the word roughneck
Brit.  |ˈrʌfnɛk|  British pronunciation of the word roughneck

noun

- a cruel and brutal fellow (syn: bully, hooligan, rowdy, ruffian, tough, yob, yobbo, yobo)

Examples

...a group of roughnecks like to hang out at the roadhouse and harass people...

...their roughneck antics were amusing only if you were as drunk as they were...

Young roughnecks have defaced public buildings.

He was also an intellectual roughneck.

Word forms

noun
singular: roughneck
plural: roughnecks
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