a dishonest, knavish person; scoundrel.
a playfully mischievous person; scamp: The youngest boys are little rogues.
a tramp or vagabond.
a rogue elephant or other animal of similar disposition.
Biology. a usually inferior organism, especially a plant, varying markedly from the normal.
verb (used without object), rogued, roguing.
to live or act as a rogue.
verb (used with object), rogued, roguing.
to cheat.
to uproot or destroy (plants, etc., that do not conform to a desired standard).
to perform this operation upon: to rogue a field.
(of an animal) having an abnormally savage or unpredictable disposition, as a rogue elephant.
no longer obedient, belonging, or accepted and hence not controllable or answerable; deviating, renegade: a rogue cop; a rogue union local.

1555–65; apparently short for obsolete roger begging vagabond, orig. cant word

outrogue, verb (used with object), outrogued, outroguing.
underrogue, noun

rogue, rouge.

1. villain, trickster, swindler, cheat, mountebank, quack. See knave. Unabridged
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rogue (rəʊɡ)
1.  a dishonest or unprincipled person, esp a man; rascal; scoundrel
2.  jocular often a mischievous or wayward person, often a child; scamp
3.  a crop plant which is inferior, diseased, or of a different, unwanted variety
4.  a.  any inferior or defective specimen
 b.  (as modifier): rogue heroin
5.  archaic a vagrant
6.  a.  an animal of vicious character that has separated from the main herd and leads a solitary life
 b.  (as modifier): a rogue elephant
7.  a.  (tr) to rid (a field or crop) of plants that are inferior, diseased, or of an unwanted variety
 b.  to identify and remove such plants
[C16: of unknown origin; perhaps related to Latin rogāre to beg]

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Word Origin & History

1561, "idle vagrant," perhaps a shortened form of roger (with a hard -g-), thieves' slang for a begging vagabond who pretends to be a poor scholar from Oxford or Cambridge, perhaps from L. rogare "to ask." Another theory traces it to Celtic (cf. Bret. rog "haughty"); OED says, "There is no evidence of
connexion with F. rogue 'arrogant.' " Rogue's gallery "police collection of mug shots" is attested from 1859.
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Example sentences
So finding a way to prevent these rogues from reproducing is high on researchers' to-do lists.
Regulations covering the financial services industry are designed to act as a barrier to rogues and villains.
They were not rogues, hiding things from their bosses.
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