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roughneck in Occupations topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishroughneckrough‧neck /ˈrʌfnek/ noun [countable] especially American English informal  1 BOTPGsomeone who works on an oil well2 RUDE/IMPOLITEa man who usually behaves in a rough, rude, or angry way
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roughneckI liked playing dodgeball, tossing snowballs, being a roughneck.A stream of complaints to Bloomsbury House led to the sacking of the more objectionable roughnecks.