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Definition of roughneck noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    roughneck

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈrʌfnɛk//
     
    (informal)
     
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  1. 1 a man who is noisy, rude, and aggressive
  2. 2a man who works on an oil rig
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