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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A cruel and brutal fellow.

Usage examples (29)
  • In the first three or four he was pretty crude; he was even defined as a roughneck somewhere.
  • Mr. Cornett has already taken a demotion from a driller to a "roughneck" oilfield slang for a floorman at a much lower salary to maintain a steady paycheck.
  • Mallick ridicules the entire Palin family calling husband Todd a "roughneck," son Track "terrified," and pregnant teenage daughter Bristol a "pramface," whatever that means.
  • And, of course, the only person who can save us is a burly oil driller played by Bruce Willis and his team of fellow "roughneck" drillers including the ever-annoying Ben... for more
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