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Date: 1500-1600
Origin: Perhaps from roger 'beggar pretending to be a poor student' (1500-1600), perhaps from Latin rogare 'to ask'

rogue

1 noun
     
rogue1 [countable]
1 a man or boy who behaves badly, but who you like in spite of this - often used humorously:
What's the old rogue done now, I wonder?
a lovable rogue
2 British English old-fashioned a man who is dishonest and has a bad character

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