what menial, manual laborers are called in the oil & gas industry; also known as "rough necks"
High school drop-outs and other various and sundry dumbasses frequently find themselves "ruffnecking" in the ample oil and gas fields of North Central Texas.
by Dolphin_X February 20, 2004
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A thuggish, rough street smart type guy. Heard in New York a lot.
That dude in the timbs and baggy jeans, smoking weed looked like a ruffneck.
by MesmerizeMe March 02, 2004
A skilled worker on a drilling rig, usually an entry level position.
I was a ruffneck when I stared in the oilfield, but now I am a drilling consultant making $350,000 a year.
by ruffneck94 February 05, 2006
1) Offshore oil rig worker. Mainly based out of Lousiana.
The roughnecks are coming in for hurricane season.
by Human Dictionary February 24, 2004
One who seeks confrontation without seeking knowledge. A "ruffneck" usually fights dirty and often
Are you down to ride? We bout to pay back some ruffnecks from da club the other night
by J.D. February 25, 2004
a person that is quite rowdy.
quit being such a ruffneck or i will show you what for.
by Shadow of a Man February 24, 2004
1)bad-ass, thinks they are tough
1)He thought he was a ruffneck but really he was a pansy.
by Desiree February 21, 2004