Definition of roughie in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈrʌfi/


1 dialect & Australian , dated A hooligan.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • Three roughies if your looking for better money are Yippio, Primrose sands and always the bridesmaid, Kaapstad Way.
3 variant spelling of roughy.

Words that rhyme with roughie

fluffy, huffy, puffy, roughy, scruffy, snuffy, stuffy, toughie

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