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.

Origin of rougher

First recorded in 1880–85; rough + -er1

Definition for rougher (2 of 2)

Origin of rough

before 1000; Middle English (adj. and noun); Old English rūh (adj.); cognate with Dutch ruig, German rauh
Related forms
Can be confusedrough ruff
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British Dictionary definitions for rougher

Derived Formsroughness, 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


In addition to the idioms beginning with rough

  • rough and ready
  • rough and tumble
  • rough it
  • rough on, be
  • rough out
  • rough up

also see:

  • diamond in the rough
  • ride roughshod over
  • take the rough with the smooth
  • when the going gets rough
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