/ (ˈrʌfɪ) /
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a small food fish of the family Arripididae, found in southern and western Australian watersAlso called: orange roughy, ruff, tommy rough
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Words nearby roughie
roughen, rougher, rough fish, rough-hew, roughhouse, roughie, roughing-in, roughing mill, roughish, rough it, rough-legged buzzard
British Dictionary definitions for roughie (2 of 2)
noun Australian slang
something unfair, esp a trickhe put a roughie over
(in horse racing) an outsider that wins
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How to use roughie in a sentence
Mr. Trevor glanced, still a little doubtfully, at Roughie in my arms.
I can see Roughie'—for Rough, had considered it more manly to stay in the shop—'and Mr.—your papa, Celestina.The Rectory Children|Mrs Molesworth
As ill-luck would have it, she found the 'something' in the shape of my poor darling Roughie!
He ran—of course the noise got worse; he ran faster, and it grew louder—faster still—oh, my poor Roughie!
But for my having him in my arms, he would have made an end of Roughie, and certainly I would never have told this story.