Definition of roach noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//rəʊtʃ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//roʊtʃ//
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  1. 1 (North American English, informal) = cockroach The apartments were infested with rats and roaches.
  2. 2 (pl. roach) a small European freshwater fish
  3. 3(slang) the end part of a cigarette containing marijuana
  4. Word Originsense 2 Middle English: from Old French roche, of unknown ultimate origin.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: roach

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