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roach

noun \ ˈrōch \

Definition of roach

plural roach also roaches
1 :a silver-green European freshwater cyprinid fish (Rutilus rutilus); also :any of various related fishes (such as some shiners)
2 :any of several American freshwater sunfishes (family Centrarchidae)

Origin and Etymology of roach

Middle English roche, from Anglo-French roche, rosse


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roach

noun

Definition of roach

1 :a curved cut in the edge of a sail to prevent chafing or to secure a better fit
2 :a roll of hair brushed straight back from the forehead or side of the head

Origin and Etymology of roach

origin unknown


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roach

verb

Definition of roach

transitive verb
1 :to cut so that the remainder stands upright
  • roach a horse's mane
2 :to cause to arch; specifically :to brush (the hair) in a roach often used with up

First Known Use of roach

1803


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roach

noun

Definition of roach

2 :the butt of a marijuana cigarette

Origin and Etymology of roach

by shortening


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noun \ ˈrōch \

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noun \ ˈrōch \

medical Definition of roach



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