Definition of roughrider in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈrəfˌrīdər/
(also rough rider)


North American
1A person who breaks in or can ride unbroken horses.
1.1A person who rides horses a lot.
Example sentences
  • At the end of the day the ravenous gang of cow-punchers and rough-riders sat down to a hearty meal.
1.2 (Rough Rider) A member of the cavalry unit in which Theodore Roosevelt fought during the Spanish-American War.
Example sentences
  • He became commander of the First Volunteer Cavalry, the Rough Riders, with Roosevelt as his No.2.
  • In 1898 Roosevelt saw combat as commander of the First US Volunteer Cavalry Regiment, known as The Rough Riders, in Cuba during the Spanish-American War.
  • He was turned down by Teddy Roosevelt's Rough Riders during the Spanish-American War.

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Syllabification: rough·rid·er

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