noun \ˈrəfē\

Definition of roughy



  1. 1 :  a small but highly esteemed Australian marine percoid food fish (Arripis georgianus) —called also Tommy rough

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

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Origin and Etymology of roughy

probably from 1rough + -y

First Known Use: 1864

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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