arch rogue

arch rogue

obsolete The leader of a male band of thieves or gypsies. While one should be wary of the traveling group, the arch rogue who orchestrates them is especially dangerous.
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"The next time I came across him was in the Buster comics where he had become an arch rogue of London and hyped into a Robin Hood-type figure.