Word of the Day – June 24 – Roustabout

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Dee Dee - Word of the Day

Dee Dee – Word of the Day

Noun: Roustabout  (ROWSS-tuh-bowt)

Definition:

1. A deckhand or a person who loads and unloads ships at a seaport.

2. An unskilled or semiskilled laborer, especially in an oil field or refinery.

3. A circus worker who erects and dismantles tents, cares for the grounds, and handles animals and equipment.

4. A person with no permanent home or regular occupation; also one who stirs up trouble.

Sample sentence: Nathan worked for many years as a roustabout in the oil fields of Alaska until he earned enough money to go to college and became a petroleum engineer.

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