[ruhf-uh n-tuhm-buh l] /ˈrʌf ənˈtʌm bəl/
characterized by violent, random, disorderly action and struggles:
a rough-and-tumble fight; He led an adventuresome, rough-and-tumble life.
given to such action.
rough and unrestrained competition, fighting, struggling, etc.
a fight or scuffle without rules
characterized by roughness, disorderliness, and disregard for rules or conventions
- Rough around the edges
rough around the edges
- Rough as a cob
rough as a cob
noun 1. any of several large American flatfishes having rough skin, especially Hippoglossoides platessoides, a species of plaice.