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roughhouse

noun rough·house \ ˈrəf-ˌhau̇s \

Definition of roughhouse

: violence or rough boisterous play

Examples of roughhouse in a Sentence

  1. their parents simply wouldn't tolerate any roughhouse in the living room

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First Known Use of roughhouse

1882

in the meaning defined above

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roughhouse

verb rough·house \ ˈrəf-ˌhau̇s , -ˌhau̇z \

Definition of roughhouse

roughhoused; roughhousing
: to treat in a boisterously rough manner
: to engage in roughhouse

Examples of roughhouse in a Sentence

  1. The kids were roughhousing in the living room.

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First Known Use of roughhouse

1898

in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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ROUGHHOUSE Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of roughhouse for English Language Learners

  • : to play in a rough and noisy way



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