Outrogue

rogue

[rohg]
noun
1.
a dishonest, knavish person; scoundrel.
2.
a playfully mischievous person; scamp: The youngest boys are little rogues.
3.
a tramp or vagabond.
4.
a rogue elephant or other animal of similar disposition.
5.
Biology. a usually inferior organism, especially a plant, varying markedly from the normal.
verb (used without object), rogued, roguing.
6.
to live or act as a rogue.
verb (used with object), rogued, roguing.
7.
to cheat.
8.
to uproot or destroy (plants, etc., that do not conform to a desired standard).
9.
to perform this operation upon: to rogue a field.
adjective
10.
(of an animal) having an abnormally savage or unpredictable disposition, as a rogue elephant.
11.
no longer obedient, belonging, or accepted and hence not controllable or answerable; deviating, renegade: a rogue cop; a rogue union local.

Origin:
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.
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rogue (rəʊɡ)
 
n
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
 
vb
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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rogue
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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