- 1 the rough [singular] the part of a golf course where the grass is long, making it more difficult to hit the ball His second shot ended up in the rough. compare fairway drawing/design
- 2[countable] (technology) the first version of a drawing or design that has been done quickly and without much detail Only the best of the roughs are shown to the editor. violent person
- 3[countable] (old-fashioned) (informal) a violent person a gang of roughs Idioms
in golfnounjump to other results
a person who has many good qualities even though they do not seem to be very polite, educated, etc.
diamond in the roughjump to other results
to accept the unpleasant or difficult things that happen in life as well as the good things
take the rough with the smoothjump to other results