a bit of rough

a bit of rough

A person, usually a man, who lacks sophistication and 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. I'd be very happy to end up with a bit of rough. Growing up in an aristocratic family taught me that money sure isn't everything. Of course she's dating a lumberjack type who lives in the woods—she's always been drawn to a bit of rough.
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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
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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
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