rough-edged

adjective
\ ˈrəf-ˈejd How to pronounce rough-edged (audio) \

Definition of rough-edged

: lacking refinement or polish a rough-edged writing style

First Known Use of rough-edged

1942, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about rough-edged

Time Traveler for rough-edged

Time Traveler

The first known use of rough-edged was in 1942

See more words from the same year

Statistics for rough-edged

Cite this Entry

“Rough-edged.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rough-edged. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for rough-edged

rough-edged

adjective
How to pronounce rough-edged (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of rough-edged

: having a rough quality : not smooth or refined

More from Merriam-Webster on rough-edged

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for rough-edged

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with rough-edged

Comments on rough-edged

What made you want to look up rough-edged? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words for Summer: A Quiz

  • a closeup of a sunflower
  • Which of the following words means “of or relating to summer”?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!