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synonyms for roughneck

  • bully
  • hood
  • punk
  • rowdy
  • ruffian
  • tough
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And some of these roughneck humourists will congratulate us on golf becoming one of the vital, red-blooded sports!
FORE!CHARLES EMMETT VAN LOAN
"You know, Miss Shaw, this isn't just the roughneck's scorn for the egghead," Travis said.
OOMPHEL IN THE SKYHENRY BEAM PIPER
Will you try and see if you can't think of me as something more than just a dollar-chasing roughneck?
MAIN STREETSINCLAIR LEWIS
He could almost hear passersby say "goody-good" and "roughneck."
A BOY KNIGHTMARTIN J. (MARTIN JEROME) SCOTT
I copped it on the high seas—flotsam and jetsam,' says the 'roughneck.'
THE CRIMSON GARDENIA AND OTHER TALES OF ADVENTUREREX BEACH
But I expect one cabaret is about like another in these roughneck towns.
THE HEART OF CANYON PASSTHOMAS K. HOLMES
I kind of gloried in being a roughneck, I reckon, he added with a wry smile.
THE HEART OF CANYON PASSTHOMAS K. HOLMES
Those five years could not have made of Joe Hurley the roughneck that he intimated he had become.
THE HEART OF CANYON PASSTHOMAS K. HOLMES
Any roughneck could sail into a guy and knock the daylights out of him, but how few could be clever and flashy and scientific?
THE ADVENTURES OF SALLYP. G. WODEHOUSE
That's the goody-good kid that got caught in the roughneck stuff over at the Club.
A BOY KNIGHTMARTIN J. (MARTIN JEROME) SCOTT
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