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



BrE BrE//ˈraʊstəbaʊt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈraʊstəbaʊt//
(especially North American English)
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a man with no special skills who does temporary work, for example on an oil rig or in a circus Word Originmid 19th cent.: from the verb roust.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: roustabout