I. noun (plural roach; also roaches) Etymology: Middle English roche, from Anglo-French roche, rosse Date: 13th century 1. a silver-green European freshwater cyprinid fish (Rutilus rutilus); also any of various related fishes (as some shiners) 2. any of several American freshwater sunfishes (family Centrarchidae) II. noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1794 1. a curved cut in the edge of a sail to prevent chafing or to secure a better fit 2. a roll of hair brushed straight back from the forehead or side of the head III. transitive verb Date: 1818 1. to cut (as a horse's mane) so that the remainder stands upright 2. to cause to arch; specifically to brush (the hair) in a roach — often used with up IV. noun Etymology: by shortening Date: circa 1848 1. cockroach 2. the butt of a marijuana cigarette

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  • roach — ☆ roach1 [rōch ] n. 1. short for COCKROACH 2. Slang the butt of a marijuana cigarette roach2 [rōch] n. pl. roach or roaches [ME roche < OFr < Gmc, as in MLowG roche, OE ruhha, roach, akin to OE ruh, ROUGH …   English World dictionary

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  • Roach — Roach, v. t. 1. To cause to arch. [1913 Webster] 2. To cut off, as a horse s mane, so that the part left shall stand upright. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • roach — Ⅰ. roach [1] ► NOUN (pl. same) ▪ a common freshwater fish of the carp family. ORIGIN Old French roche. Ⅱ. roach [2] ► NOUN informal 1) chiefly N. Amer. a cockroach …   English terms dictionary

  • roach — [rəutʃ US routʃ] n [Sense: 1,3; Date: 1800 1900; Origin: cockroach] [Sense: 2; Date: 1100 1200; : Old French; Origin: roche] 1.) AmE informal a ↑cockroach 2.) a type of European fish 3.) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • roach — [ routʃ ] noun count 1. ) AMERICAN INFORMAL a COCKROACH 2. ) INFORMAL the end of a cigarette containing MARIJUANA 3. ) a fish that lives in rivers and lakes in Europe …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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