Definition of rough-riding in English:

rough-riding

noun

  • 1The action or occupation of a rough-rider. Also (and in earliest use) figurative.

  • 2In extended use: any other kind of hard, uncomfortable, or challenging riding, as in a motor car, train, etc.

adjective

  • That rough-rides.

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in George Colman (d. 1794), playwright and theatre manager. From rough + riding, after rough-rider<br>early 19th century; earliest use found in Walter Scott (1771–1832), poet and novelist. From rough + riding, after rough-rider, rough-riding, rough-ride.

Pronunciation

rough-riding

/ˈrʌfˌrʌɪdɪŋ/