roughneck

[ ruhf-nek ]SEE DEFINITION OF roughneck

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ROUGHNECK

He could almost hear passersby say "goody-good" and "roughneck."

I copped it on the high seas—flotsam and jetsam,' says the 'roughneck.'

But I expect one cabaret is about like another in these roughneck towns.

I kind of gloried in being a roughneck, I reckon, he added with a wry smile.

It was mighty slow, an' I'm still a roughneck; but I'm gettin' on.

"Afraid I'm rather a roughneck in that respect," said Dalgetty.

Then the roughneck kicks because he got a belly full of Yukon.

When a roughneck does something for you, it's proper to hand him some of your loose change.

And as long as youre rooming with me—which I hope wont be long—Ill ask you to cut out that roughneck stuff.

And maybe she was right, too, for it would be a frightful bore to have to live in such close quarters with some roughneck.

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