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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Their lineup is a rogues' gallery of local dirt-rock luminaries: Hannah Hazard and Madalyn Garcia of Lil Tits, Adam Luksetich of Foul Tip, and Ryan Wizniak of Meat Wave. Leor Galil, Chicago Reader, "The Chicago Zine Fest celebrates publishing by the people," 16 May 2018

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First Known Use of rogues' gallery

1859, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of rogues' gallery was in 1859

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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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to reflect, repel, echo, or resound

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