roughie 1 noun
- a small food fish of the family Arripididae, found in southern and western Australian watersAlso called: orange roughy, ruff, tommy rough
roughie 2 noun Australian slang
- something unfair, esp a trickhe put a roughie over
- (in horse racing) an outsider that wins
Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Examples from the Web for roughie Historical Examples of roughie
Mr. Trevor glanced, still a little doubtfully, at Roughie in my arms.
I can see Roughie’—for Rough, had considered it more manly to stay in the shop—’and Mr.—your papa, Celestina.
He ran—of course the noise got worse; he ran faster, and it grew louder—faster still—oh, my poor Roughie!
But for my having him in my arms, he would have made an end of Roughie, and certainly I would never have told this story.