Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Rowdy, uproarious behavior or play.
  • intransitive verb To engage in rowdy, uproarious behavior or play.
  • intransitive verb To handle or treat roughly, usually in fun.

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  • noun rowdy behaviour
  • verb To behave rowdily
  • verb To treat roughly

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb engage in rough or disorderly play

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Examples

  • 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.

    Only The English are British

  • 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.

    Your Right Hand Thief

  • 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.

    Saturday morning rant (story v language)

  • 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.

    Saturday morning rant (story v language)

  • 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.

    Your Right Hand Thief

  • 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.

    Letter Two

  • I address the boys, tell them to NOT engage their sisters in roughhouse play.

    This Lesbian Nonsense....

  • 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.

    Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine

  • 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.

    Rob Andrew: rugby's Teflon Don under siege | Observer profile

  • Chile itself is not immune to regional roughhouse tactics.

    Now Free Chile

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