Definitions for roachroʊtʃ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

roachroʊtʃ(n.)

  1. a cockroach.

    Category: Entomology

  2. Slang. the butt of a marijuana cigarette.

    Category: Pharmacology, Status (usage)

Origin of roach:

1830–40, Amer.; by shortening

roachroʊtʃ(n.)(pl.)roach•es; roach.

  1. a European freshwater fish, Rutilus rutilus, of the carp family.

    Category: Ichthyology

  2. a freshwater sunfish of the genus Lepomis, found in E North America.

    Category: Ichthyology

Origin of roach:

1275–1325; ME roche < OF, of obscure orig.

roachroʊtʃ(n.)

  1. hair combed up from the forehead in a roll or curve.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Clothing

  2. (v.t.)to clip or cut off (the mane of a horse); hog.

  3. to comb (hair) into a roach.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Clothing

Origin of roach:

1785–95

Princeton's WordNet

  1. roach(noun)

    a roll of hair brushed back from the forehead

  2. roach(noun)

    the butt of a marijuana cigarette

  3. R-2, Mexican valium, rophy, rope, roofy, roach, forget me drug, circle(noun)

    street names for flunitrazepan

  4. cockroach, roach(noun)

    any of numerous chiefly nocturnal insects; some are domestic pests

  5. roach, Rutilus rutilus(verb)

    European freshwater food fish having a greenish back

  6. roach(verb)

    comb (hair) into a roach

  7. roach(verb)

    cut the mane off (a horse)

Wiktionary

  1. roach(Noun)

    A small freshwater fish in the carp family (Cyprinidae), .

  2. roach(Noun)

    A butt of a marijuana cigarette.

  3. roach(Noun)

    The filter of a rolled cigarette or joint, made from card or paper.

  4. roach(Noun)

    a cockroach.

  5. roach(Noun)

    A curve in the bottom of a sail to prevent it snagging deck equipment.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Roach(noun)

    a cockroach

  2. Roach(noun)

    a European fresh-water fish of the Carp family (Leuciscus rutilus). It is silver-white, with a greenish back

  3. Roach(noun)

    an American chub (Semotilus bullaris); the fallfish

  4. Roach(noun)

    the redfin, or shiner

  5. Roach(noun)

    a convex curve or arch cut in the edge of a sail to prevent chafing, or to secure a better fit

  6. Roach(verb)

    to cause to arch

  7. Roach(verb)

    to cut off, as a horse's mane, so that the part left shall stand upright

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. roach

    [Bell Labs] To destroy, esp. of a data structure. Hardware gets toasted or fried, software gets roached. Probably derived from '70s and '80s drug slang; marijuana smokers used ‘roach’ to refer to the unsmokable remnant of a joint, and to ‘roach’ a joint was therefore to destroy it.

Freebase

  1. Common roach

    The roach, also known as the common roach, is a fresh and brackish water fish of the Cyprinidae family, native to most of Europe and western Asia. The name "roach" is not unique, but fishes called roach can be any species of the genera Rutilus and Hesperoleucus, depending on locality. The plural of the term is also roach.

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