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Roustabout vs. Roughneck

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  • Roustabout (noun)

    an unskilled laborer, especially at an oilfield, at a circus or on a ship, 19

  • Roughneck (noun)

    Someone with rough manners; a rowdy or uncouth person. from 19th c.

  • Roughneck (noun)

    An ironworker; a dirty or low-paid worker, a labourer. from 20th c.

  • Roughneck (noun)

    A labourer on an oil rig. from 20th c.

  • Roughneck (verb)

    To work as a laborer on an oil rig

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Webster Dictionary
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  • Roustabout (noun)

    a member of a ship's crew who performs manual labor

  • Roughneck (noun)

    a cruel and brutal fellow

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