[n. ruhf-hous; v. ruhf-hous, -houz]
noun, plural roughhouses [ruhf-hou-ziz] .
rough, disorderly playing, especially indoors.
verb (used without object), roughhoused [ruhf-houst, -houzd] , roughhousing [ruhf-hou-sing, -zing] .
to engage in rough, disorderly play.
verb (used with object), roughhoused [ruhf-houst, -houzd] , roughhousing [ruhf-hou-sing, -zing] .
to handle roughly but with playful intent: to roughhouse the cat.

1885–90, Americanism; rough + house Unabridged
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roughhouse (ˈrʌfˌhaʊs)
1.  rough, disorderly, or noisy behaviour
2.  to treat (someone) in a boisterous or rough way

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Example sentences
When they go behind the team tends to resort to roughhouse tactics.
Never roughhouse with the pup, the way its littermates did, and it will cut down on how the pup views you as well.
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