verb (used without object)
Examples from the Web for roughneck
I wanted to kill the enemy and be a roughneck and cuss and spit tobacco, come home and do it again.‘Hell And Back Again’: PBS Airs Documentary On Wounded Marine|Jesse Ellison|May 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
And as long as youre rooming with me—which I hope wont be long—Ill ask you to cut out that roughneck stuff.Full-Back Foster|Ralph Henry Barbour
It was mighty slow, an' I'm still a roughneck; but I'm gettin' on.The Mucker|Edgar Rice Burroughs
I kind of gloried in being a roughneck, I reckon, he added with a wry smile.
I copped it on the high seas—flotsam and jetsam,' says the 'roughneck.'
But I expect one cabaret is about like another in these roughneck towns.