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1Australian dialect, dated A hooligan.
ruffian, thug, lout, hooligan, hoodlum, rowdy, bully boy, brawlerView synonyms
- ‘They have always been happy to exploit sexual innuendo, while all the time claiming that it - not the roughies on the other side - stood for civility in political debate.’
- ‘That makes him, to use the vernacular, a roughie.’
- 1.1NZ An unfair or unreasonable act.
2NZ Australian An outsider in a horse race.
- ‘Three roughies if your looking for better money are Yippio, Primrose sands and always the bridesmaid, Kaapstad Way.’
3variant spelling of roughy
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