rugged

[ ruhg-id ]
/ ˈrʌg ɪd /

adjective


Nearby words

  1. rugby,
  2. rugby head,
  3. rugby league,
  4. rugby shirt,
  5. rugby union,
  6. rugged individualism,
  7. ruggedize,
  8. ruggedly,
  9. rugger,
  10. rugger bugger

Origin of rugged

1300–50; Middle English < Scandinavian; compare Swedish rugga to roughen (of cloth); cf. rug

Related formsrug·ged·ly, adverbrug·ged·ness, nounun·rug·ged, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for ruggedness

rugged

/ (ˈrʌɡɪd) /

adjective

Derived Formsruggedly, adverbruggedness, noun

Word Origin for rugged

C14: from Scandinavian; compare Swedish rugga to make rough

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Word Origin and History for ruggedness

rugged

adj.
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