Definition of rough draft in English:

rough draft

(also rough draught)

noun

  • A first, preliminary, or original draft (of a document, story, etc.).

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Humphrey Gilbert (1537–1583), explorer and soldier. From rough + draft.

Pronunciation

rough draft

/rʌf ˈdrɑːft//rʌf ˈdraft/