: lacking refinement or polish
a rough-edged writing style

Word History

First Known Use

1942, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rough-edged was in 1942

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“Rough-edged.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rough-edged. Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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