Meaning of rogue

rogue

Pronunciation: (rōg), [key]
— n., v., adj. rogued, ro•guing,
—n.
  1. a dishonest, knavish person; scoundrel.
  2. a playfully mischievous person; scamp: The youngest boys are little rogues.
  3. a tramp or vagabond.
  4. a rogue elephant or other animal of similar disposition.
  5. a usually inferior organism, esp. a plant, varying markedly from the normal.
—v.i.
  1. to live or act as a rogue.
—v.t.
  1. to cheat.
  2. to uproot or destroy (plants, etc., that do not conform to a desired standard).
  3. to perform this operation upon: to rogue a field.
—adj.
  1. (of an animal) having an abnormally savage or unpredictable disposition, as a rogue elephant.
  2. no longer obedient, belonging, or accepted and hence not controllable or answerable; deviating, renegade: a rogue cop; a rogue union local.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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