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Noun: roughneck  'rúf,nek
Usage: informal
  1. An uncultured, aggressive, rude, noisy troublemaker
    - bully, tough [informal], hooligan, ruffian, rowdy, yob [Brit, informal], yobo [Brit, informal], yobbo [Brit, informal], ned [UK, informal], scally [UK, informal]
     
  2. Someone who works on an oil rig
    - rigger, oil rigger
Verb: roughneck  'rúf,nek
  1. Work on an oil rig

Derived forms: roughnecking, roughnecked, roughnecks

Type of: aggressor, assailant, assailer, assaulter, attacker, oilman

Encyclopedia: Roughneck