• To cull; to destroy plants not meeting a required standard, especially when saving seed, rogue or unwanted plants are removed before pollination.
  • To cheat.
  • To give the name or designation of rogue to; to decry.
  • To wander; to play the vagabond; to play knavish tricks.


  • Uncertain. From either:
  • Earlier English roger, possibly from Latin rogō.
  • Middle French rogue, from Old Northern French fro, from Old Norse hrokr, though OED does not document this.
  • Celtic; see Breton rog.

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