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roughnecks

noun
plural of roughneck

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a violent, brutal person who is often a member of an organized gang
  • a group of roughnecks like to hang out at the roadhouse and harass people

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“Roughnecks.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/roughnecks. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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