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rough stuff

noun, Informal.
1.
violence, as physical assault, torture or shooting.
2.
unnecessary violence or infractions of the rules, as in sports.
3.
blatant vulgarity or obscenity.
Origin of rough stuff
1885-1890
First recorded in 1885-90
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rough stuff

noun
1.
(informal) violence
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rough stuff

noun phrase

  1. Physical violence; mayhem: have graduated from the ''rough stuff'' class (1913+)
  2. Obscenity; profanity; porn (1950s+)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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