A rogue nation.
A playboy who treats women badly is an example of a rogue.
An actor who frequently is in the news for bad-boy behavior is an example of a rogue.
A rogue intelligence operation.
A wave that comes without warning is an example of something rogue; a rogue wave.
An elephant that wanders away from the herd is rogue; a rogue elephant.
Origin of rogue
- Origin unknown
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Middle French rogue (“arrogant, haughty"), from Old Northern French rogre, Old Norse hrokr (“excess, exuberance"), though OED sees no evidence of this connection.
- Latin rogare (“to ask")