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



    BrE BrE//rəʊɡ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//roʊɡ//
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  1. 1(humorous) a person who behaves badly, but in a harmless way synonym scoundrel He's a bit of a rogue, but very charming.
  2. 2(old-fashioned) a man who is dishonest and immoral synonym rascal a rogues’ gallery (= a collection of pictures of criminals) See related entries: Immoral
  3. Word Originmid 16th cent. (denoting an idle vagrant): probably from Latin rogare ‘beg, ask’, and related to obsolete slang roger ‘vagrant beggar’ (many such cant terms were introduced towards the middle of the 16th cent.).
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