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 for roughneck
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a cruel and brutal fellow [syn: bully, tough,
           hooligan, ruffian, roughneck, rowdy, yob, yobo,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  67 Moby Thesaurus words for "roughneck":
     Babbitt, Philistine, arriviste, boor, boorish, bounder, bourgeois,
     bruiser, bullyboy, cad, carlish, churl, churlish, cloddish, clown,
     clownish, epicier, goon, gorilla, groundling, gun, gunsel,
     guttersnipe, hatchet man, hellion, holy terror, hood, hoodlum,
     hooligan, hooliganish, ill-bred fellow, looby, loobyish, lout,
     loutish, low fellow, lubberly, lumpish, mucker, mug, mugger,
     muscle man, nouveau riche, parvenu, peasant, plug-ugly, punk,
     raffish, ribald, rodman, rough, rowdy, rowdyish, ruffian,
     ruffianly, strong-arm man, terror, torpedo, tough, trigger man,
     ugly customer, upstart, vulgarian, vulgarist, yahoo, yokel,

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