verb (used without object), rogued, ro·guing.
verb (used with object), rogued, ro·guing.
Origin of rogue
Examples from the Web for rogue
Closed courthouses, rogue clerks, and misleading statements from the attorney general as Florida welcomes same-sex marriage.The Back Alley, Low Blow-Ridden Fight to Stop Gay Marriage in Florida Is Finally Over|Jay Michaelson|January 5, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The duo have five of these rogue installations under their belts, with another coming in early 2015.#Setinthestreet: Your Street Corner Is Their Art Project|James Joiner|December 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It invites dictatorial and rogue regimes to use Americans serving overseas as bargaining chips.Aging Cuban Exiles And Their Lawmakers Bypassed by White House|Romina Ruiz-Goiriena|December 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Once he graduated in 2006, Simien took a job as a publicity assistant at Rogue, then a division of Focus Features.‘Dear White People’: How An Ex-Publicist’s Twitter Became One of the Year’s Most Important Films|Marlow Stern|October 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
History has no shortage of rogue explorers seizing land, hoisting their flags, and building new societies.So You Want to Rule a Kingdom? A Wacky History of One-Man Nations|Nina Strochlic|July 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the same year he wrote "Half a Rogue," another highly popular story.The Million Dollar Mystery|Harold MacGrath
The term "rogue" is scarcely sufficiently accounted for by supposing it to be the English equivalent for the Singhalese word Hora.Sketches of the Natural History of Ceylon|J. Emerson Tennent
“Ay, you must feel bitter hardly to the rogue that laid you here,” said Archer.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume XXI|Robert Louis Stevenson
So I sat there, in turn wondering if he were honest or a rogue, an adventurer or an idler, a river-man or a fop from Piccadilly.Jewel Mysteries|Max Pemberton
Here stands old Curry, who never talked to a rogue without telling him what he thought of him.Inkle and Yarico|George Colman
British Dictionary definitions for rogue
- any inferior or defective specimen
- (as modifier)rogue heroin
- an animal of vicious character that has separated from the main herd and leads a solitary life
- (as modifier)a rogue elephant
- (tr) to rid (a field or crop) of plants that are inferior, diseased, or of an unwanted variety
- to identify and remove such plants
Word Origin for rogue
Word Origin and History for rogue
1560s, "idle vagrant," perhaps a shortened form of roger (with a hard -g-), thieves' slang for a begging vagabond who pretends to be a poor scholar from Oxford or Cambridge, which is perhaps an agent noun in English from Latin rogare "to ask." Another theory [Klein] traces it to Celtic (cf. Breton rog "haughty"); OED says, "There is no evidence of connexion with F. rogue 'arrogant.' "
In playful or affectionate use, "one who is mischievous," 1590s. Meaning "large wild beast living apart from the herd" is from 1859, originally of elephants. Meaning "something uncontrolled or undisciplined" is from 1964. Also common in 17c. as a verb. Rogue's gallery "police collection of mug shots" is attested from 1859.