- a deckhand or waterfront laborer
- a laborer in a circus who helps set up the tents, etc.
- an unskilled or transient laborer, as on a ranch or in an oil field
Origin of roustaboutroust + about
- A laborer employed for temporary or unskilled jobs, as in an oil field.
- A circus laborer.
- A deck or wharf laborer, especially on the Mississippi River.