noun, plural rough·hous·es [ruhf-hou-ziz] /ˈrʌfˌhaʊ zɪz/.
verb (used without object), rough·housed [ruhf-houst, -houzd] /ˈrʌfˌhaʊst, -ˌhaʊzd/, rough·hous·ing [ruhf-hou-sing, -zing] /ˈrʌfˌhaʊ sɪŋ, -zɪŋ/.
verb (used with object), rough·housed [ruhf-houst, -houzd] /ˈrʌfˌhaʊst, -ˌhaʊzd/, rough·hous·ing [ruhf-hou-sing, -zing] /ˈrʌfˌhaʊ sɪŋ, -zɪŋ/.
- roughing mill,
Origin of roughhouse
Examples from the Web for rough-house
You lost your temper here once before, and while I dont say I blame you, the rough-house with Elton didnt improve your case any.The Bail Jumper|Robert J. C. Stead
Well, was it true—no, I mean, was Kit right—did you go there to rough-house his room that night?Deering of Deal|Latta Griswold
In about two seconds there was the biggest kind of a rough-house.Owen Clancy's Happy Trail|Burt L. Standish
If they all showed themselves you would be apt to know them later when they started in with their rough-house business.Great Hike|Alan Douglas
“Hold on, fellows—wait—no rough-house yet—wait,” ordered Dale.The Young Pitcher|Zane Grey