English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'roughneck'

(noun) 
Definition
a violent person
(slang)  a rangy lantern-jawed roughneck
Synonyms
thug
the cowardly thugs who mug old people
,
heavy (slang)
,
tough
Three burly toughs elbowed their way to the front.
,
rough (informal)
The roughs of the town are out.
,
rowdy
The owner kept a baseball bat to deal with rowdies.
,
bully boy
,
bruiser (informal)
Dad was a docker and a bit of a bruiser in his day.
,
ruffian
gangs of ruffians who lurk about

Additional synonyms

in the sense of bruiser
Definition
a strong tough person, esp. a boxer or a bully
Dad was a docker and a bit of a bruiser in his day.
Synonyms
heavy (slang),
rough (informal),
gorilla (informal),
hard man,
tough guy,
hoodlum (informal),
bully boy,
roughneck (slang)
in the sense of rough
Definition
a violent person
The roughs of the town are out.
Synonyms
hoon (Australian, New Zealand),
bully boy,
bruiser (informal),
lager lout,
roughneck (slang),
ned (Scottish, slang),
cougan (Australian, slang),
scozza (Australian, slang),
bogan (Australian, slang)
in the sense of rowdy
Definition
a person like this
The owner kept a baseball bat to deal with rowdies.
Synonyms
rough (informal),
ned (Scottish, slang),
brawler,
tearaway (British),
lager lout,
boot boy,
yob or yobbo (British, slang),
cougan (Australian, slang),
scozza (Australian, slang),
bogan (Australian, slang)

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