There are 3 definitions of roach in English:

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noun

informal
  • 1North American A cockroach.
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    • 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.
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    • 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.

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There are 3 definitions of roach in English:

roach2

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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
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    • 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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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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