from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Mangy; scabby; hence, mean; paltry; troublesome

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Mangy; scabby; hence, mean; paltry; troublesome.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • See roinish.


French rogneux, from rogne scab, mange, itch. (Wiktionary)


  • A strange guide this, thought Edward, and not much unlike one of Shakespeare's roynish clowns.

    Waverley — Volume 1


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