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Rough (Word Meaning)

Type

Northern English Slang

Uses

Descriptive and Explanitory Verb

Origins

Explanitory Jamaican Verb

Official Term?

No

Meaning

expression identifying a specific person or place. Generally something of bad backround.

Place

Generally in urban areas

Rough is a common slang expression used to express a place or person, it is commonly mentioned in Northern England, for example; That lad is well rough, Old Goole is rough as owt.

OriginsEdit

This terms origins are of Jamaican/Carribean urban slang, originally from mis-descriptive talking between two people, this term became a popular use of slang in the UK in the mid 1990s, generally in Northern England, however sometimes used in the Midlands.