noun, Older Slang.
a person who jitterbugs.
noun 1. an island in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany, off the NE coast, in the Baltic Sea. 358 sq. mi. (926 sq. km).
adjective 1. having a roughly broken, rocky, hilly, or jagged surface: rugged ground. 2. (of a face) wrinkled or furrowed, as by experience or the endurance of hardship. 3. roughly irregular, heavy, or hard in outline or form; craggy: Lincoln’s rugged features. 4. rough, harsh, or stern, as persons or nature. 5. full of hardship […]
- Rugged individualism
rugged individualism definition The belief that all individuals, or nearly all individuals, can succeed on their own and that government help for people should be minimal. The phrase is often associated with policies of the Republican party and was widely used by the Republican president Herbert Hoover. The phrase was later used in scorn by […]
verb (used with object), ruggedized, ruggedizing. 1. to construct (electronic equipment, cameras, and other delicate instruments) so as to be resistant to shock, vibration, etc. verb 1. (transitive) to make durable, as for military use