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roach

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noun \ˈrōch\

Definition of roach

plural

roach

also

roaches

  1. 1 :  a silver-green European freshwater cyprinid fish (Rutilus rutilus); also :  any of various related fishes (as some shiners)

  2. 2 :  any of several American freshwater sunfishes (family Centrarchidae)



Origin and Etymology of roach

Middle English roche, from Anglo-French roche, rosse


First Known Use: 13th century


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roach

noun

Definition of roach

  1. 1 :  a curved cut in the edge of a sail to prevent chafing or to secure a better fit

  2. 2 :  a roll of hair brushed straight back from the forehead or side of the head



Origin and Etymology of roach

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1794


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roach

verb

Definition of roach

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to cut (as a horse's mane) so that the remainder stands upright

  3. 2 :  to cause to arch; specifically :  to brush (the hair) in a roach —often used with up



1818

First Known Use of roach

1818


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roach

noun

Definition of roach

  1. 1 :  cockroach

  2. 2 :  the butt of a marijuana cigarette



Origin and Etymology of roach

by shortening


First Known Use: 1845


ROACH Defined for Kids

roach

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noun \ˈrōch\

Definition of roach for Students




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roach

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noun \ˈrōch\

Medical Definition of roach




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