Synonyms of 'roughneck'
a violent person(slang) a rangy lantern-jawed roughneck
the cowardly thugs who mug old people
Three burly toughs elbowed their way to the front.
The roughs of the town are out.
The owner kept a baseball bat to deal with rowdies.
Dad was a docker and a bit of a bruiser in his day.
gangs of ruffians who lurk about
Copyright © 2016 by HarperCollins Publishers. All rights reserved.
in the sense of bruiser
a strong tough person, esp. a boxer or a bullyDad was a docker and a bit of a bruiser in his day.
in the sense of rough
a violent personThe roughs of the town are out.
in the sense of rowdy
a person like thisThe owner kept a baseball bat to deal with rowdies.
See related content
Thesaurus for roughneck from the Collins English Thesaurus