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A man who recklessly indulges in sensual pleasures; a rake.
[French, from past participle of rouer, to break on a wheel (from the feeling that such a person deserves that punishment), from Old French, from Latin rotāre, to rotate; see rotate.]
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a debauched or lecherous man; rake
[C19: from French, literally: one broken on the wheel, from rouer, from Latin rotāre to revolve, from rota a wheel; with reference to the fate deserved by a debauchee]
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rou•é(ruˈeɪ, ˈru eɪ)
n., pl. rou•és.
a dissolute and licentious man; rake.
[1790–1800; < French, n. use of past participle of rouer to break on the wheel (derivative of roue wheel « Latin rota)]
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A French word someone broken on the wheel, used to mean someone leading a debauched life.
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roué[ˈruːeɪ] N → libertino m
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n (dated) → Lebemann m
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