rough stuff

noun Informal.
1.
violence, as physical assault, torture or shooting.
2.
unnecessary violence or infractions of the rules, as in sports.
3.
blatant vulgarity or obscenity.

Origin:
1885–90

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To rough stuff
Collins
World English Dictionary
rough stuff
 
n
informal violence

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Slang Dictionary

rough stuff definition


  1. n.
    unnecessary roughness; physical violence or threats of violence. : There was too much rough stuff in Friday's game.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
Cite This Source
Example sentences
Simply put, it was more confident on the rough stuff.
Most of the information coming across the wire is pretty rough stuff, but there
  have been some lighter moments.
Rather than chase would-be criminals, these citizen crime watchers are expected
  to let trained officers handle the rough stuff.
It featured powerhouse teams from each conference, tight checking, rough stuff
  after whistles and strong goaltending.
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;