- Slang the butt of a marijuana cigarette
nounpl. 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 roachfrom 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 a. An outward curve in the leech of a fore-and-aft sail.b. An inward curve in the foot of a square 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.