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1roughhouse

noun rough·house \ˈrəf-ˌhas\

Definition of ROUGHHOUSE

:  violence or rough boisterous play
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Examples of ROUGHHOUSE

  1. <their parents simply wouldn't tolerate any roughhouse in the living room>

First Known Use of ROUGHHOUSE

1887

2roughhouse

verb rough·house \-ˌhas, -ˌhaz\

: to play in a rough and noisy way

rough·housedrough·hous·ing

Full Definition of ROUGHHOUSE

transitive verb
:  to treat in a boisterously rough manner
intransitive verb
:  to engage in roughhouse

Examples of ROUGHHOUSE

  1. The kids were roughhousing in the living room.

First Known Use of ROUGHHOUSE

1902

Rhymes with ROUGHHOUSE

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