Definitions of rough-and-tumble
  1. adjective
    characterized by disorderly action and disregard for rules
    “a rough-and-tumble fight”
    rough-and-tumble politics”
    synonyms: bare-knuckle, bare-knuckled
    undisciplined and unruly
  2. noun
    disorderly fighting
    synonyms: dogfight, hassle, scuffle, tussle
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    type of:
    combat, fight, fighting, scrap
    the act of fighting; any contest or struggle
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