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rou·é

 (ro͞o-ā′)
n.
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.]

roué

(ˈruːeɪ)
n
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]

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)]

roué

A French word someone broken on the wheel, used to mean someone leading a debauched life.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.roue - a dissolute man in fashionable societyroue - a dissolute man in fashionable society
debauchee, libertine, rounder - a dissolute person; usually a man who is morally unrestrained

roué

noun
An immoral or licentious man:
Informal: dirty old man.
Slang: lech.
Translations

roué

[ˈruːeɪ] Nlibertino m

roué

n (dated)Lebemann m
References in classic literature ?
The couple were thus revealed to me clearly: both removed their cloaks, and there was 'the Varens,' shining in satin and jewels,--my gifts of course,--and there was her companion in an officer's uniform; and I knew him for a young roue of a vicomte--a brainless and vicious youth whom I had sometimes met in society, and had never thought of hating because I despised him so absolutely.
The clever woman believed she could play her own game with this political roue; and Monsieur des Lupeaulx was partly the cause of the unusual expenditures which now began and were continued in the Rabourdin household.
Fate's Footballs invariably--no doubt from the best motives--omitted to give the cynical roue his cue for the big speech in Act III His mind no longer dwelt on the fact that Arthur Mifflin, an estimable person in private life, and one who had been a friend of his at Cambridge, preferred to deliver the impassioned lines of the great renunciation scene in a manner suggesting a small boy (and a sufferer from nasal catarrh at that) speaking a piece at a Sunday-school treat.
'It is a galling thing,' said Ralph, after a short term of silence, during which he had eyed the sufferer keenly, 'to think that the man about town, the rake, the ROUE, the rook of twenty seasons should be brought to this pass by a mere boy!'
Second-rate dandies and roues, widow-ladies who always have a lawsuit, and very simple English folks, who fancy they see "Continental society" at these houses, put down their money, or ate their meals, at Madame de Borodino's tables.
Le chanteur, amoureux de la vitesse, a alors cabre son vehicule, c'est-a-dire qu'il a souleve sa roue avant pour rouler sur sa seule roue arriere.
C'est donc en roue libre que Ta Lou a fini en 11''36 cette course, se qualifiant pour la finale.
Symon Roue will continue to head up Visual Data in the UK, while SDC's David Margolis has been appointed Director of Digital Cinema.
Byline: LUCY ROUE lucy.roue@trinitymirror.com @LJROUE
We are starting to sound like an antiquated Hollywood roue reminiscing about his reputation as a ladies man back in the day, and still hanging on to that reputation with the aid of expensive scientific emollients and plastic surgeons.
YESTERDAY'S SOLUTIONS WEE THINKER ACROSS: 7 Stirrup 9 Llama 10 Ruled 11 Crashes 12 Elm 13 Overstep 16 Streaker 17 Tat 19 Israeli 21 Bleep 22 Squat 23 Entitle DOWN: 1 Usurper 2 Diplomat 3 Arid 4 Cleanser 5 Each 6 Manse 8 Pocket knife 13 Operetta 14 Entreaty 15 Stopper 18 Rinse 20 Roue 21 Bath QUICKIE ACROSS: 1 Cheese plant 8 Bra 9 Aid 11 Relieve 12 Timer 13 Owl 14 Era 15 Pension 17 Dew 19 Able 21 Oats 23 Tuba 25 Pier 27 Yob 29 Creased 31 Old 34 Mrs 36 Boast 37 Furious 38 Eat 39 Any 40 Far-reaching DOWN: 1 Crew 2 Hall 3 Element 4 Even so 5 Lotto 6 Name 7 Tier 8 Broad 10 Drape 16 Nab 18 Woe 20 Bay 22 Arc 24 Unearth 25 Probe 26 Raffia 28 Bossy 30 Rotor 32 Loaf 33 Data 34 Moan 35 Rung
Others changing hue for the first time on March 17 include the Roue de Paris, the French capital's big wheel, City Hall in Tel Aviv and the light rail system in Addis Ababa.