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
Recent Examples on the Web The show works hard to embed its main characters in a down-to-earth setting — but almost nothing about Superman's classic rogues' gallery is down to earth. Darren Franich,, 24 Feb. 2021 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, 16 May 2018

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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 28 Sep. 2021.

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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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