a dishonest, knavish person; scoundrel.
a playfully mischievous person; scamp:
The youngest boys are little rogues.
a tramp or vagabond.
a rogue elephant or other animal of similar disposition.
Biology. a usually inferior organism, especially a plant, varying markedly from the normal.
verb (used without object), rogued, roguing.
to live or act as a rogue.
verb (used with object), rogued, roguing.
to cheat.
to uproot or destroy (plants, etc., that do not conform to a desired standard).
to perform this operation upon:
to rogue a field.
(of an animal) having an abnormally savage or unpredictable disposition, as a rogue elephant.
no longer obedient, belonging, or accepted and hence not controllable or answerable; renegade:
a rogue cop; a rogue union local.
a dishonest or unprincipled person, esp a man; rascal; scoundrel
(often jocular) a mischievous or wayward person, often a child; scamp
a crop plant which is inferior, diseased, or of a different, unwanted variety

any inferior or defective specimen
(as modifier): rogue heroin

(archaic) a vagrant

an animal of vicious character that has separated from the main herd and leads a solitary life
(as modifier): a rogue elephant


(transitive) to rid (a field or crop) of plants that are inferior, diseased, or of an unwanted variety
to identify and remove such plants

[Unix] A Dungeons-and-Dragons-like game using character graphics, written under BSD Unix and subsequently ported to other Unix systems. The original BSD “curses(3)” screen-handling package was hacked together by Ken Arnold to support “rogue(6)” and has since become one of Unix’s most important and heavily used application libraries. Nethack, Omega, Larn, and an entire subgenre of computer dungeon games all took off from the inspiration provided by “rogue(6)”. See also nethack.
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