rougher

[ ruhf-er ]
/ ˈrʌf ər /

noun

a person or thing that roughs or roughs out something, as certain crude cutting tools or a person who performs the first, rough parts of a process.

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Origin of rougher

First recorded in 1880–85; rough + -er1

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Origin of rough

before 1000; Middle English (adj. and noun); Old English rūh (adj.); cognate with Dutch ruig, German rauh

OTHER WORDS FROM rough

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH rough

rough ruff
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British Dictionary definitions for rougher

Derived forms of rough

roughness, noun

Word Origin for rough

Old English rūh; related to Old Norse ruksa, Middle Dutch rūge, rūwe, German rauh
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Idioms and Phrases with rougher

rough

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