\ ˈrəfē\
plural -es

Definition of roughy

1 : a small but highly esteemed Australian marine percoid food fish (Arripis georgianus)

called also Tommy rough

2 : a small reddish brown Australian slime head (Trachichthys australis)

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First Known Use of roughy

1864, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for roughy

probably from rough entry 1 + -y

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