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1. roughneck

noun. ['ˈrʌfˌnɛk'] a cruel and brutal fellow.

Synonyms

  • assailant
  • aggressor
  • yobo
  • ruffian
  • tough guy
  • assaulter
  • yob
  • bullyboy
  • muscle
  • tough
  • muscleman
  • plug-ugly
  • yobbo
  • rowdy
  • hooligan
  • bully
  • skinhead

Antonyms

  • edible
  • delicate
  • inexperienced
  • weak

Etymology

  • neck (English)
  • nekke (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • rough (English)
  • ruh (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Roughneck

  • bottleneck
  • breakneck
  • fanech
  • kominek
  • kompanek
  • redneck
  • ringneck
  • tabachneck
  • teaneck
  • turtleneck

How do you pronounce roughneck?

Pronounce roughneck as ˈrəfˌnɛk.

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Sentences with roughneck


1. Noun, singular or mass
Five-buckle overshoes will give your roughneck footwear an even more authentic look.

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