/rohg/, n., v., rogued, roguing, adj.
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.
6. to live or act as a rogue.
7. to cheat.
8. to uproot or destroy (plants, etc., that do not conform to a desired standard).
9. to perform this operation upon: to rogue a field.
10. (of an animal) having an abnormally savage or unpredictable disposition, as a rogue elephant.
11. no longer obedient, belonging, or accepted and hence not controllable or answerable; deviating, renegade: a rogue cop; a rogue union local.
[1555-65; appar. short for obs. roger begging vagabond, orig. cant word]
Syn. 1. villain, trickster, swindler, cheat, mountebank, quack. See knave.

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