Definition of rough-spoken

: rough or crude in speech a rough-spoken old sailor

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First Known Use of rough-spoken

1633, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rough-spoken

rough entry 3 + spoken

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“Rough-spoken.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 10 December 2019.

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to state or do over again or repeatedly

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