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"rogue" in British English

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rogueadjective [before noun]

uk   /rəʊɡ/  us   /roʊɡ/
behaving in ​ways that are not ​expected or not ​normal, often in a way that ​causesdamage: a rogue state roguecells specialized biology A rogue ​animal is a ​dangerouswildanimal that ​livesapart from the ​rest of ​itsgroup.

roguenoun [C]

uk   /rəʊɡ/  us   /roʊɡ/
old-fashioned humorous a ​person who ​behavesbadly but who you still like: "Come here, you little rogue!" ​chuckled my ​uncle. The women all ​think he's a lovableold rogue. old-fashioned a ​dishonest or ​bad man
(Definition of rogue from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"rogue" in American English

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roguenoun [C]

 us   /roʊɡ/
a ​person, ​organization, or ​country that does not ​behave in the ​usual or ​acceptable way: Buzzy’s a fun-loving ​teenage rogue.
rogue
adjective [not gradable]  us   /roʊɡ/
A rogue ​employee might ​tap into the ​computer.
(Definition of rogue from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"rogue" in Business English

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rogueadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /rəʊɡ/
behaving in ways that are not expected or not ​normal, often in a harmful way: There have been rogue ​firms in the past which have ​rippedcustomers off. a rogue ​state
(Definition of rogue from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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