Meaning of “rogue” in the English Dictionary

"rogue" in English

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rogueadjective [ before noun ]

uk /rəʊɡ/ us /roʊɡ/
go rogue

informal to start behaving in a way that is not normal or expected, especially by leaving your group and doing something dangerous:

A Special Forces unit had gone rogue and was trying to free the hostage.

roguenoun [ C ]

uk /rəʊɡ/ us /roʊɡ/

old-fashioned humorous a person who behaves badly but who you still like:

"Come here, you little rogue!" chuckled my uncle.
The women all think he's a lovable old 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.
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 /rəʊɡ/ us

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 ripped customers off.
a rogue state

(Definition of “rogue” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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We do not need more regulation on our own fishermen to deal with third countries which continue with their rogue activities.
At the same time, though, we need as much firmness as possible, especially in combating practices such as the existence of rogue coach operators, who are frankly wrecking the market.
Does it want to be a pariah state, regarded in the same light as rogue states that are in constant defiance of their international obligations?
The real fight is against rogue exploitative employers, and what we need at this time is an agenda that is pro-worker, not anti-immigrant.
Rogue states, which we condemn in our reports, despatch their ambassadors with a view to having references to their countries removed at any price.
I think it is a very alarming prospect that we could have rogue use by a rogue state selling nuclear technology to rogue elements.
Above all, however, how is it possible to mix rogue and democratic states on a list of states that allegedly threaten the peace?
The political and economic imperative must be to stop the exploitation of irregular migrants, to punish rogue employers, not to scapegoat or criminalise workers, migrant or otherwise.
Moreover, everyone knows that where rogue or bankrupt states are involved, or where monitoring is inadequate, the two problems are closely connected.
The effect of the proposal will be that national authorities can cooperate quickly and effectively in tracking down rogue traders and stop them from harming consumers and legitimate businesses.