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Definition of "rogue" []

  • An unprincipled, deceitful, and unreliable person; a scoundrel or rascal. (noun)
  • One who is playfully mischievous; a scamp. (noun)
  • A wandering beggar; a vagrant. (noun)
  • A vicious and solitary animal, especially an elephant that has separated itself from its herd. (noun)
  • An organism, especially a plant, that shows an undesirable variation from a standard. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "rogue" in a sentence
  • "One of the most terrifying sights in the animal world is an elephant in a state of must: Huge bulls, oozing a weird, foul-smelling, greenish glop from glands near their eyes, behave with violent abandon, taking risks and defying the basic rules of pachyderm propriety and also giving rise to the term "rogue elephant"."
  • "A ranger-rogue is an expert with the bow and can summon animals, while a assassin rogue-can be a melee instrument of death using stealth to strike quickly and disappear."
  • "I guess going rogue is code for, "I never finish what I start"."