January 29th, 2019

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Word of the Day 01/29/19 Rogue

Rogue (noun, verb)
rogue [rohg]


noun
1. a dishonest, knavish person; scoundrel.
2. a playfully mischievous person; scamp: The youngest boys are little rogues.
3. a tramp or vagabond.
4. a rogue elephant or other animal of similar disposition.
5. Biology. a usually inferior organism, especially a plant, varying markedly from the normal.

verb (used without object), rogued, ro·guing.
6. to live or act as a rogue.

verb (used with object), rogued, ro·guing.
7. to cheat.
8. to uproot or destroy (plants, etc., that do not conform to a desired standard).
9. to perform this operation upon: to rogue a field.

Related forms
out·rogue , verb (used with object), out·rogued, out·ro·guing.
un·der·rogue , noun

Can be confused
rogue

Synonyms for rogue
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1. villain, trickster, swindler, cheat, mountebank, quack. See knave.

Related Words for rogue
crook, swindler, rascal, villain, miscreant, cheat, monstrosity, devil, criminal, scoundrel, reprobate, mischief, hooligan, scalawag, blackguard, fraud, trickster, outlaw, cheater, scamp

Origin:
First recorded in 1555–65; apparently short for obsolete roger begging vagabond, orig. cant word

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