a bit of rough

a bit of rough

A person who has a lower socioeconomic status than their romantic partner. Primarily heard in UK. When Jenny, a refined and successful businesswoman, started dating a plumber, many of her colleagues secretly called him a bit of rough.
See also: bit, of, rough

bit of rough

a (usually male) sexual partner whose toughness or lack of sophistication is a source of attraction. informal
1998 Spectator The programme dwelt at length on the maestro's interest in extramarital sex, particularly with below-stairs women—what would be called these days a bit of rough.
See also: bit, of, rough

a bit of ˈrough

(British English, slang) a person of a low social class who has a sexual relationship with somebody of a higher class
See also: bit, of, rough