rough stuff


noun Informal.

violence, as physical assault, torture or shooting.
unnecessary violence or infractions of the rules, as in sports.
blatant vulgarity or obscenity.

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Origin of rough stuff

First recorded in 1885–90
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British Dictionary definitions for rough stuff

rough stuff

noun

informal violence
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