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rogue / rōg/ • n. 1. a dishonest or unprincipled man: you are a rogue and an embezzler. ∎  a person whose behavior one disapproves of but who is nonetheless likable or attractive (often used as a playful term of reproof): Cenzo, you old rogue! 2. [usu. as adj.] an elephant or other large wild animal driven away or living apart from the herd and having savage or destructive tendencies: a rogue elephant. ∎  a person or thing that behaves in an aberrant, faulty, or unpredictable way: he hacked into data and ran rogue programs. ∎  an inferior or defective specimen among many satisfactory ones, esp. a seedling or plant deviating from the standard variety. • v. [tr.] remove inferior or defective plants or seedlings from (a crop).

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rogue one of a class of vagrants XVI; unprincipled man; mischievous person XVI; (rendering Sinhalese horā, sorā :- Skr. corá- thief) savage elephant living apart from the herd XIX. orig. one of the numerous canting words that are recorded from mid-XVI; perh. based on †roger begging vagabond pretending to be a poor scholar from Oxford or Cambridge (XVI), prob. f. L. rogāre ask, beg + -ER1.
Hence roguery, roguish XVI.

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Rogue, river, c.200 mi (320 km) long, rising in SW Oreg., in the Cascade Range N of Crater Lake. It flows southwest and west through a fertile valley (noted for its orchard fruits) and then across the Coast Range to the Pacific Ocean at Gold Beach. The Rogue and its tributaries irrigate lands around Grants Pass, Medford, and Ashland.

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roguing The manual removal of infected or inferior specimens from an otherwise healthy crop of plants.

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rogue

roguebrogue, disembogue, drogue, pirog, pirogue, prorogue, rogue, vogue

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