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EtymologyEdit

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NounEdit

rogue (plural rogues)

  1. A scoundrel, rascal or unprincipled, deceitful, and unreliable person.
    • 1834, Sir Walter Scott, The abbott: being a sequel to The monastery, Volume 19
      And meet time it was, when yon usher, vinegar-faced rogue that he is, began to inquire what popish trangam you were wearing []
    • 1913, Robert Barr, chapter 4, in Lord Stranleigh Abroad[1]:
      “… No rogue e’er felt the halter draw, with a good opinion of the law, and perhaps my own detestation of the law arises from my having frequently broken it. […]”
    • July 18 2012, Scott Tobias, AV Club The Dark Knight Rises[2]
      As The Dark Knight Rises brings a close to Christopher Nolan’s staggeringly ambitious Batman trilogy, it’s worth remembering that director chose The Scarecrow as his first villain—not necessarily the most popular among the comic’s gallery of rogues, but the one who set the tone for entire series.
  2. A mischievous scamp.
    • Shakespeare
      Ah, you sweet little rogue, you!
  3. A vagrant.
  4. (computing) Deceitful software pretending to be anti-spyware, but in fact being malicious software itself.
    • 2009 October 29, Larry Seltzer, “Scareware Tops Microsoft's Malware List”, in (Please provide the book title or journal name):
      An entry in the Microsoft Malware Protection Center's Threat Research & Response Blog shows that rogue AV, also known as scareware, is ruling the malware roost, as 6 top of the 10 malicious programs removed by the MSRT (Malicious Software Removal Tool) in the US in October were 'rogues'.
    • 2013 October 31, “Windows PUPs: how do I remove potentially unwanted programs?”, in The Guardian:
      Next, click the "Installed on" heading in the Windows 7 uninstaller to sort the list by date, and see if any programs have the same date and time stamps as your rogues.
    • 2014 August 20, Ian Barker, “Microsoft detects fall in fake antivirus traffic”, in BetaNews:
      Now though researchers at Microsoft's Malware Protection Center are reporting a downward trend in the traffic generated by some of the most popular rogues over the past 12 months.
  5. An aggressive animal separate from the herd, especially an elephant.
  6. A plant that shows some undesirable variation.
    • 2000 Carol Deppe, Breed Your Own Vegetable Varieties, Totnes: Chelsea Green Pub.
      Maintaining varieties also requires selection, however. It's usually referred to as culling or roguing. ...we examine the [plant] population and eliminate the occasional rogue.
  7. (role-playing games) A character class focusing on stealthy conduct.

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AdjectiveEdit

rogue (comparative more rogue, superlative most rogue)

  1. (of an animal, especially an elephant) Vicious and solitary.
  2. (by extension) Large, destructive and unpredictable.
  3. (by extension) Deceitful, unprincipled.
    • 2004: Chris Wallace, Character: Profiles in Presidential Courage
      In the minds of Republican hard-liners, the "Silent Majority" of Americans who had elected the President, and even Nixon's two Democrat predecessors, China was a gigantic nuke-wielding rogue state prepared to overrun the free world at any moment.
  4. Mischievous, unpredictable.
    • 2013 June 29, “Travels and travails”, in The Economist, volume 407, number 8842, page 55:
      Even without hovering drones, a lurking assassin, a thumping score and a denouement, the real-life story of Edward Snowden, a rogue spy on the run, could be straight out of the cinema. But, as with Hollywood, the subplots and exotic locations may distract from the real message: America’s discomfort and its foes’ glee.

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VerbEdit

rogue (third-person singular simple present rogues, present participle roguing or rogueing, simple past and past participle rogued)

  1. (horticulture) To cull; to destroy plants not meeting a required standard, especially when saving seed, rogue or unwanted plants are removed before pollination.
    • 2000 Carol Deppe, Breed Your Own Vegetable Varieties, Totnes: Chelsea Green Pub.
      Maintaining varieties also requires selection, however. It's usually referred to as culling or roguing. ...we examine the [plant] population and eliminate the occasional rogue.
  2. (transitive, dated) To cheat.
    • 1883, Prairie Farmer (volume 55, page 29)
      And then to think that Mark should have rogued me of five shiners! He was clever—that's a fact.
  3. (obsolete) To give the name or designation of rogue to; to decry.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Cudworth to this entry?)
  4. (intransitive, obsolete) To wander; to play the vagabond; to play knavish tricks.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Edmund Spenser to this entry?)

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for rogue in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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Etymology 1Edit

From Middle French rogue, from Old Northern French *rogue (fish eggs), from Old Norse hrogn (roe), from Proto-Germanic *hrugną (spawn, roe), from Proto-Indo-European *krek- (spawn, frogspawn). More at roe.

NounEdit

rogue f (plural rogues)

  1. roe (fish eggs)

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle French rogue, from Old French rogre (haughty; aggressive; exhilarated), from Old Norse hrokr (excess; insolence). Cognate with Icelandic hrokur (arrogance).

AdjectiveEdit

rogue (plural rogues)

  1. haughty
  2. contemptuous
  3. roguish

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Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French rogre (haughty; aggressive; exhilarated), from Old Norse hrokr (excess; insolence). Cognate with Icelandic hrokur (arrogance).

AdjectiveEdit

rogue m or f (plural rogues)

  1. arrogant; haughty

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VerbEdit

rogue

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of rogar
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of rogar
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of rogar
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of rogar