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



    BrE BrE//ˈrʌfnek//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈrʌfnek//
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  1. 1(especially North American English) a man who is noisy, rude and aggressive
  2. 2a man who works on an oil rig
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: roughneck