Definition of roughie in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈrʌfi


  • 1 dialect & Australian , • dated A hooligan.
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    • That makes him, to use the vernacular, a roughie.
    • They have always been happy to exploit sexual innuendo, while all the time claiming that it - not the roughies on the other side - stood for civility in political debate.
  • 1.1Australian /NZ An unfair or unreasonable act.
  • 2Australian /NZ An outsider in a horse race.
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    • Three roughies if your looking for better money are Yippio, Primrose sands and always the bridesmaid, Kaapstad Way.

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