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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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roustaboutrous‧ta‧bout /ˈraʊstəbaʊt/ noun [countable]  especially American EnglishBOSTRONG PERSON a man who does work for which he needs to be strong but not skilled, especially in a port, an oilfield, or a circus
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roustaboutSpent three days as roustabout and barker with the jerry Lepke Ten-in-One Carnival.
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