American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Rowdy, uproarious behavior or play.
- v. To engage in rowdy, uproarious behavior or play.
- v. To handle or treat roughly, usually in fun.
- v. engage in rough or disorderly play
“They see it every day on the playground::: The girls are kind, considerate and thoughtful while the boys are engaging in roughhouse and intentionally hurting each other.”
“I address the boys, tell them to NOT engage their sisters in roughhouse play.”
“Farina regularly employed "roughhouse" driving tactics that would not be tolerated today, and was without doubt one of the hardest men ever to front an F1 starter.”
“If the kick was a trademark of the pragmatic Andrew, the hanging elbow was a signature of the little Davies, born to survive in the roughhouse.”
“Chile itself is not immune to regional roughhouse tactics.”
“But what really appears to irritate American Jews is the president's roughhouse treatment of Israel.”
“I saw 'To Sir, With Love,' he chuckles, recounting the 1967 classic in which Sidney Poitier plays an idealistic teacher who wins over students at a roughhouse London school.”
“I heard they had a fearful roughhouse, but I couldn't stop to see.”
“You was the guy that stuck your cane between Timothy McManus's legs an 'started the grandest roughhouse Weasel Park or any other park ever seen.”
“It's true that young animals roughhouse and fool around, she said, but play among human children is not universal.”
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