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roué

[ roo-ey, roo-ey ]
/ ruˈeɪ, ˈru eɪ /
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noun

a dissolute and licentious man; rake.

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Origin of roué

1790–1800; <French, noun use of past participle of rouer to break on the wheel (derivative of roue wheel ≪ Latin rota); name first applied to the profligate companions of the Duc d'Orléans (c1720)
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British Dictionary definitions for roué

roué
/ (ˈruːeɪ) /

noun

a debauched or lecherous man; rake

Word Origin for roué

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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