Definition of ropeable in English:


(also ropable)


NZ, Australian
  • Angry; furious.

    ‘the idea of it gets him absolutely ropeable’
    • ‘Talk about double cross - both the small banks and the Reserve Bank would be absolutely ropeable.’
    • ‘The Speaker of the House of Reps whose orders CNN defied, is ropeable.’
    • ‘The next day he advised me he had changed his mind, and when I told the real estate agent about it he was absolutely ropeable because he had sent me his client and now was going to lose his commission.’
    • ‘Injured and ‘ropable‘, the two returned to the party but left soon after to go looking for their attackers.’
    • ‘If anyone mentioned it to me I'd become ropeable.’
    irate, annoyed, cross, vexed, irritated, exasperated, indignant, aggrieved, irked, piqued, displeased, provoked, galled, resentful
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Late 19th century: from the notion that the person requires to be restrained.