Synonyms of rough and tumble in English:

rough and tumble

See definition of rough and tumble


1‘the row started a real rough and tumble’


scuffle, struggle, fight, brawl, fracas, rumpus, melee, free-for-all, scrimmage

Irish Australian North American donnybrook

dated affray

informal scrap, dust-up, punch-up, shindy

North American informal rough house

2‘the boisterous rough and tumble of four three-year-olds’


fun and games, horseplay, play, high jinks, romping