rogues' gallery


Definition of rogues' gallery

: a collection of pictures of persons arrested as criminals also : a collection or list likened to a rogues' gallery

Examples of rogues' gallery in a Sentence

a rogues' gallery of dictators a rogues' gallery of deadly viruses
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First Known Use of rogues' gallery

1859, in the meaning defined above

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“Rogues' gallery.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of rogues' gallery

: a collection of pictures of criminals
: a collection or list of bad or dangerous people or things

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