[ roo-ey, roo-ey ]
/ ruˈeɪ, ˈru eɪ /
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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)
Words nearby roué
, Rouen lilac
, Rouge Croix
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How to use roué in a sentence
“Le Dieu gaulois du Soleil et le symbolisme de la roue,” Paris, 1886.
A shameless old roue makes love to you, and he writes you a stack of silly letters.
When with the gambler, or the roue, he was equally at home—a debauchee, or a handler of cards.
"Boys," he exclaimed, "'tis a hind wheel" (une roue de derrire—the slang word for a silver dollar).
British Dictionary definitions for roué
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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