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Pronunciation: /rəʊtʃ
 
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noun

informal
1North American A cockroach.
Example sentences
  • For your gaming pleasure, a whole new assortment of mutant insects have been created including killer roaches, acid-shooting houseflies and fire ants.
  • Sofia tells them about the horrid and rancid conditions in which she lives, with fleas, vermin, roaches, and about her job cleaning the dirty sheets.
  • When I was a graduate student, the room we were staying in had roaches.
2A roll of card or paper that forms the butt of a cannabis cigarette.
Example sentences
  • I went from car to car in the lot, going up to people's windows when they pulled in, even people I didn't know, but nobody even had a roach.

Words that rhyme with roach

approach, broach, brooch, coach, encroach, loach, poach, reproach

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Pronunciation: /rəʊtʃ
 
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noun (plural same)

An edible Eurasian freshwater fish of the carp family, popular with anglers. It can hybridize with related fishes, notably rudd and bream.
  • Rutilus rutilus, family Cyprinidae
Example sentences
  • I caught another two nice roach before catching a few bream up to over five pounds.
  • A shoal of small roach will appear as a black cloud suspended in mid water.
  • Both had a single bream plus plenty of small roach on feeder tactics.

Origin

Middle English: from Old French roche, of unknown ultimate origin.

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  • cockroach from (early 17th century):

    The early written form of cockroach was cacaroch, from the Spanish cucaracha ‘cockroach’. People adapted the spelling to make it fit in better with the more familiar English words cock and roach (Middle English), the freshwater fish, whose origin is unknown.

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roach3

Line breaks: roach
Pronunciation: /rəʊtʃ
 
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noun

Sailing
A curved part of a fore-and-aft sail extending beyond a straight line between any two of its three corners, especially on the leech side: full-length battens permit a more pronounced roach

Origin

late 18th century: of unknown origin.

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  • cockroach from (early 17th century):

    The early written form of cockroach was cacaroch, from the Spanish cucaracha ‘cockroach’. People adapted the spelling to make it fit in better with the more familiar English words cock and roach (Middle English), the freshwater fish, whose origin is unknown.

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