roughneck


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rough·neck

 (rŭf′nĕk′)
n.
1. An uncouth person.
2. A rowdy.
3. A member of the crew of an oil rig other than the driller.

roughneck

(ˈrʌfˌnɛk)
n
1. a rough or violent person; thug
2. (Mining & Quarrying) a worker in an oil-drilling operation

rough•neck

(ˈrʌfˌnɛk)

n.
1. a rough, coarse person; tough.
2. a laborer working on an oil-drilling rig.
v.i.
3. to work as a roughneck.
[1830–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.roughneck - a cruel and brutal fellowroughneck - a cruel and brutal fellow    
aggressor, assailant, assaulter, attacker - someone who attacks
bullyboy - a swaggering tough; usually one acting as an agent of a political faction
muscleman, muscle - a bully employed as a thug or bodyguard; "the drug lord had his muscleman to protect him"
skinhead - a young person who belongs to a British or American group that shave their heads and gather at rock concerts or engage in white supremacist demonstrations
plug-ugly, tough guy - someone who bullies weaker people

roughneck

noun (Slang) thug, heavy (slang), tough, rough (informal), rowdy, bully boy, bruiser (informal), ruffian a rangy lantern-jawed roughneck

roughneck

noun
A rough, violent person who engages in destructive actions:
Informal: toughie.
Slang: hood, punk.
Translations

roughneck

[ˈrʌfnek] N (US) → duro m, matón m

roughneck

n (inf)
(= thug)Schläger m
(= oil rig worker)Ölbohrarbeiter(in) m(f)

roughneck

[ˈrʌfˌnɛk] n (Am) (fam) → duro, bestione m
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