- Slang the butt of a marijuana cigarette
pl. or roach′es
- either of two N European freshwater cyprinoid fishes (genus Rutilus)
- any of various similar American fishes, as the California minnow (Hesperoleucus symmetricus)
Origin of roachMiddle English roche ; from Old French ; from Gmc, as in Middle Low German roche, Old English ruhha, roach, akin to Old English ruh, rough: probably because of the rough skin
- ⌂ to brush (a person's hair) so that it arches over into a roll
- ⌂ to cut (a horse's mane) so that it stands up
Origin of roach; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
- ⌂ hair or a mane brushed or cut by roaching
- the curved edge of a sail
nounpl. roach or roach·es
- An edible freshwater cyprinid fish (Rutilus rutilus) of northern Europe.
- Any of various similar fishes, such as some North American freshwater sunfishes.
Origin of roachMiddle English roche, from Old French roce, roche.
- A cockroach.
- Slang The butt of a marijuana cigarette.
- A roll of hair brushed up from the forehead or temple.
- A hairstyle especially among certain Native American peoples in which the head is shaved except for a strip from front to back across the top.
- Nautical An outward curve in the leech of a fore-and-aft sail.
transitive verbroached, roach·ing, roach·es
- To brush (hair) in a roach.
- To shave (the mane of a horse) to a short bristle.
Origin of roachOrigin unknown.
- A small freshwater fish in the carp family (Cyprinidae), Rutilus rutilus.
- (US) a cockroach.
- (US, slang, smoking) A butt of a marijuana cigarette.
- (UK, slang, smoking) The filter of a rolled cigarette or joint, made from card or paper.
- (nautical) An extra curve of material added to the leech edge of a sail to increase the sail area.
- A kind of headdress worn by some of the indigenous peoples of North America.