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Most commonly known as a member of the crew of an oil rig other than the driller. It can also mean cruel and brutal person.
Toby Keith used to be a roughneck, his father was also one.
by Swarsfanatic June 01, 2005
a hoodlum, a streetwise toughguy, typically from a heavily industrialized area. Roughnecks usually have a chip on their shoulder the size of Arkansas.
Those Pawtucket Roughnecks are always looking for a fight.
by T-Dog Jenkins April 30, 2005
A person who preforms manual labor in the oilfields, typically in a drilling capacity. Can be onshore or offshore. Personnel who work in the oilfields but are not involved with drilling are not true roughnecks. Roughnecks are know for their perverted sense of humor, frequent cussing, high pay, and as being some of the hardest working folks you'll ever know. Roughnecks can be oilfield-trash but not all of them are.
Look at those Roughnecks over yonder trippin' that string. Look at those boys go!
by westtexaswildcatter January 08, 2012
n. a construction worker, driller, miner, or roofer, from working outside in the sun, and because they often fit the definition given above.
by wayfarer May 05, 2005
a guy, often one who has done time in prison, who is confident of his fighting skills and has been through hard times
I like them rough neck thugged, out guys.
by mia December 04, 2004
An uncouth, low IQ, blue-collar worker making more money than the average starting physician, lawyer, or engineer, yet nothing to show for it, unless it's a monster truck or double-wide trailer because they spend most of their money on booze and women. Most of them live on the Texas or Louisiana coast and Alaska's Mat-Su Valley when they aren't working. Roughneck women that work in those oilfield environments often have a chip on their shoulder and distrust or dislike of men that are kind, intelligent, or courteous.
Roughneck Redneck Good Ole Boy
by waspcoloredstain June 05, 2013
Bunch of whiny americans who play OFP and complain if they loose a game. Similar to MOD
Man 1: We won tonight!
Man 2: yeh? who against
Man 1: 3 guesses, they whine if they loose
Man 2: ahh RN, should have known
by Someone July 27, 2003
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