Etymology
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rough-house (n.)

1887, "uproar, disturbance," from rough (adj.) + house (n.). The verb, "behave or act boisterously or violently," is attested by 1896. Related: Rough-housing.

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Definitions of rough-house

rough-house (v.)
treat in a rough or boisterous manner;
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