Definition of roughhead in English:

roughhead

noun

  • 1Scottish and Irish English. A piece of low-grade peat or turf with the grass on it, used especially as fuel.

  • 2An unkempt or unrefined person.

  • 3US. Either of two shiners (family Cyprinidae), small North American freshwater fishes: the common shiner, Luxilus (or Notropis) cornutus, and (more fully "roughhead shiner") N. semperasper.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Inventory & Account Book Lord Buccleuch. From rough + head.

Pronunciation

roughhead

/ˈrʌfhɛd/