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roughneck

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noun rough·neck \ˈrəf-ˌnek\

Definition of roughneck

  1. 1 a :  a rough or uncouth person b :  rowdy, tough

  2. 2 :  a worker of an oil-well-drilling crew other than the driller

Examples of roughneck in a sentence

  1. a town overrun by roughnecks

  2. <a group of roughnecks like to hang out at the roadhouse and harass people>

1836

First Known Use of roughneck

1836


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roughneck

adjective rough·neck

Definition of roughneck

  1. :  having the characteristics of or suitable for a roughneck


ROUGHNECK Defined for English Language Learners

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roughneck

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noun rough·neck \ˈrəf-ˌnek\

Definition of roughneck for English Language Learners

  • : someone who behaves in a rough, rude, or aggressive way

  • : someone who works on an oil rig or at an oil well


ROUGHNECK Defined for Kids

roughneck

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noun rough·neck \ˈrəf-ˌnek\

Definition of roughneck for Students

  1. :  a rough aggressive person



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