Origin of rugged
Examples from the Web for ruggedly
“I think it would be unwise to dismiss her because she is foolish and misinformed,” the ruggedly handsome movie hero told me.
New York had not had time as yet to remove the bronze tan of an outdoor life from Blake's ruggedly good-looking face.Zehru of Xollar|Hal K. Wells
She was tall and ruggedly built, with broad shoulders and hips, indicating strength more than grace.The Campfire Girls on the Field of Honor|Margaret Vandercook
They appeared to be pretty much of one class, uneducated, dull, and just about as ruggedly built as their men.World's War Events, Vol. II|Various
British Dictionary definitions for ruggedly
Word Origin for rugged
Word Origin and History for ruggedly
c.1300, "rough, shaggy, careworn" (originally of animals), from Old Norse rogg "shaggy tuft" (see rug). "The precise relationship to ragged is not quite clear, but the stem is no doubt ultimately the same" [OED]. Meaning "vigorous, strong, robust" is American English, by 1848.
We were challenged with a peace-time choice between the American system of rugged individualism and a European philosophy of diametrically opposed doctrines -- doctrines of paternalism and state socialism. [Herbert Hoover, speech in New York, Oct. 22, 1928]
Hoover said the phrase was not his own, and it is attested from 1897, though not in a patriotic context. Related: Ruggedly; ruggedness.