What does rogue mean?

Definitions for rogueroʊg

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word rogue.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. rogue, knave, rascal, rapscallion, scalawag, scallywag, varlet(noun)

    a deceitful and unreliable scoundrel


  1. rogue(Noun)

    A scoundrel, rascal or unprincipled, deceitful, and unreliable person.

  2. rogue(Noun)

    A mischievous scamp.

  3. rogue(Noun)

    A vagrant.

  4. rogue(Noun)

    Deceitful software pretending to be anti-spyware, but in fact being malicious software itself.

  5. rogue(Noun)

    An aggressive animal separate from the herd, especially an elephant.

  6. rogue(Noun)

    A plant that shows some undesirable variation.

  7. rogue(Verb)

    cull, term used by gardeners, especially when saving seed, rogue or unwanted plants are removed before pollination.

  8. rogue(Adjective)

    Vicious and solitary.

  9. rogue(Adjective)

    Large, destructive and unpredictable.

  10. rogue(Adjective)

    Deceitful, unprincipled.

  11. Origin: rogue, from rogre, from hrokr

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rogue(noun)

    a vagrant; an idle, sturdy beggar; a vagabond; a tramp

  2. Rogue(noun)

    a deliberately dishonest person; a knave; a cheat

  3. Rogue(noun)

    one who is pleasantly mischievous or frolicsome; hence, often used as a term of endearment

  4. Rogue(noun)

    an elephant that has separated from a herd and roams about alone, in which state it is very savage

  5. Rogue(noun)

    a worthless plant occuring among seedlings of some choice variety

  6. Rogue(verb)

    to wander; to play the vagabond; to play knavish tricks

  7. Rogue(verb)

    to give the name or designation of rogue to; to decry

  8. Rogue(verb)

    to destroy (plants that do not come up to a required standard)

  9. Origin: [F. rogue proud, haughty, supercilious; cf. Icel. hrkr a rook, croaker (cf. Rook a bird), or Armor. rok, rog, proud, arogant.]


  1. Rogue

    Rogue is a fictional character appearing in most of the Marvel Comics X-Men related titles. She was created by author Chris Claremont and artist Michael Golden, and debuted in Avengers Annual #10 as a villain. An earlier story intended for Ms. Marvel #25 went unpublished until 1992. Rogue was born as a mutant. More so than most, Rogue considers her powers a curse: she involuntarily absorbs and sometimes also removes the memories, physical strength, and the special and unique abilities of anyone she touches. For most of her life, this potentially fatal ability prevented her from making any physical contact with others, including her on-off romantic love interest, Gambit, but after many years Rogue finally gained full control over her mutant ability. Hailing from Caldecott, Mississippi, Rogue is the X-Men's self-described southern belle. A runaway, she was adopted by Mystique of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants and grew up as a villain. After Rogue permanently absorbed Ms. Marvel's psyche and Kree powers, she reformed and turned to the X-Men, fearing for her sanity. Writer Chris Claremont played a significant role in the character's subsequent development. Rogue is unusual among the X-Men as her real name and her early history were not revealed until more than twenty years after her introduction. Until the back story provided by Robert Rodi in the ongoing Rogue series began in September 2004, Rogue's background was only hinted at. Her name was revealed as Anna Marie, although her surname is still unknown. She has sometimes been called Raven which is really the first name of her foster mother Mystique.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Rogue

    rōg, n. a dishonest person: a knave: a mischievous or frolicsome person: a vagrant, a sturdy beggar: a wag: a playful person: a plant that falls short of a standard.—v.i. to play the rogue.—v.t. to cheat.—ns. Rogue′-el′ephant, one which lives solitarily, and is of dangerous temper; Rogue′-house, a lock-up; Rogue′-mon′ey, an assessment formerly levied in every county in Scotland for the expenses of catching and prosecuting criminals; Rog′uery, knavish tricks: fraud: mischievousness: waggery; Rogue′ship; Rogue's′-march, music played when drumming a soldier from a regiment, or driving any one away in disgrace.—adj. Rog′uish, knavish: mischievous: waggish.—adv. Rog′uishly.—n. Rog′uishness.—adj. Rō′guy (obs.).—Rogues' gallery, a collection of photographs of criminals kept at police headquarters. [O. Fr. rogue, proud; either from Bret. rok, proud, or acc. to Diez, from Ice. hrók-r, proud.]

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. rogue

    1. [Unix] n. A Dungeons-and-Dragons-like game using character graphics, written under BSD Unix and subsequently ported to other Unix systems. The original BSD curses(3) screen-handling package was hacked together by Ken Arnold primarily to support games, and the development of rogue(6) popularized its use; it has since become one of Unix's most important and heavily used application libraries. Nethack, Omega, Larn, Angband, and an entire subgenre of computer dungeon games (all known as ‘roguelikes’) all took off from the inspiration provided by rogue(6); the popular Windows game Diablo, though graphics-intensive, has very similar play logic. See also nethack, moria, Angband. 2. [Usenet] adj. An ISP which permits net abuse (usually in the form of spamming) by its customers, or which itself engages in such activities. Rogue ISPs are sometimes subject to IDPs or UDPs. Sometimes deliberately misspelled as “rouge”.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rogue in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rogue in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum:

    This is a rogue Supreme Court decision, just like Justice Roberts said.

  2. Rob Moore:

    They have delivered a film that has such energy and excitement, rogue Nation.

  3. Oscar Wilde:

    Society produces rogues, and education makes one rogue cleverer than another.

  4. Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde:

    Society produces rogues, and education makes one rogue more clever than another.

  5. Aaron Wolfson:

    This person should recognize when you have rogue employees versus a systemic issue.

Images & Illustrations of rogue

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Translations for rogue

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • skelmAfrikaans
  • محتالArabic
  • SchurkeGerman
  • απατεώνας, κάθαρμα, παλιόμουτρο, κατεργάρης, αλήτηςGreek
  • pícaroSpanish
  • roisto, kulkuri, konna, veijariFinnish
  • clochard, incontrôlable, voyou, canaille, fripouille, sans scrupules, coquin, garnement, vagabondFrench
  • rógaireIrish
  • दुष्टHindi
  • gazemberHungarian
  • bajingan, penipuIndonesian
  • briccone, canaglia, buono a nullaItalian
  • רַמַאִיHebrew
  • ಪೋಕ, ಹೋಕ, ಪೋಕರಿKannada
  • furcifer, profugus, defectorLatin
  • വഞ്ചകൻ, ചതിയൻ, കുറുക്കൻMalayalam
  • schurkDutch
  • inescrupuloso, patife, velhaco, tratantePortuguese
  • негодяй, проказник, шалун, подлец, бродяга, лжеантивирусRussian
  • skurkSwedish
  • düzenbazTurkish

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