- rugby head,
- rugby league,
- rugby shirt,
- rugby union,
- rugged individualism,
- rugger bugger
Origin of rugged
Examples from the Web for ruggedness
But thanks to work done in the 1960s and 1970s, “it is still seen as a representation of American Western ruggedness.”Yes We Can Still Market: Why U.S. Brands Remain World’s Most Valuable|Daniel Gross|June 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She merely had not the ruggedness, the resistance, needed to go on living among the rough winds of this world.Aurora the Magnificent|Gertrude Hall
But in Paradise Regained it is severe to bareness, and in Samson, even to ruggedness.From Chaucer to Tennyson|Henry A. Beers
All the ruggedness of the intervening hill-country was likewise effectively brought out.Passages From The American Notebooks, Volume 2|Nathaniel Hawthorne
Word Origin for rugged
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.