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rogue



Pronunciation: (rōg), [key]
n., v., rogued, ro•guing,
adj.


n.
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. Biol.a usually inferior organism, esp. a plant, varying markedly from the normal.

v.i.
to live or act as a rogue.

v.t.
1. to cheat.
2. to uproot or destroy (plants, etc., that do not conform to a desired standard).
3. to perform this operation upon: to rogue a field.

adj.
1. (of an animal) having an abnormally savage or unpredictable disposition, as a rogue elephant.
2. no longer obedient, belonging, or accepted and hence not controllable or answerable; deviating, renegade: a rogue cop; a rogue union local.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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