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a small food fish of the family Arripididae, found in southern and western Australian waters Also called orange roughy, ruff, tommy rough
noun (Austral, slang)
something unfair, esp a trick: he put a roughie over
(in horse racing) an outsider that wins

a rough person; hooligan

The roughies were hanging out at the fairgrounds.
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Australian slang


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