Translation of roughneck in Spanish:


matón, n.

Pronunciation /ˈrəfˌnɛk//ˈrʌfnɛk/



  • 1derogatory

    (rough man)
    matón masculine
    • Over the next hundred years the Wind River Valley attracted only a few hardy farmers, ranchers, and roughnecks.
    • The family is barely holding together, and Charlie acts out with violent activity designed to impress a gang of roughnecks that he'd very much like to hang out with.
    • When she showed up hurt and said a couple of roughnecks pulled her into the alley to kill her, I couldn't imagine why.
    • Above all, every effort is made to avoid roughnecks and ‘muscle-bound morons.’
    • The Outback Australian roughneck is not more charitable, or enlightened, than his American counterpart - the redneck.
    • The power in Corb's songs is his ability to bring his world of roughnecks and steer roping to life on the stage.
    • A bunch of roughnecks with feather-cut hair and Indian canoes was loitering by the river bank, smoke still wafting from the barrel of their gun.
    • He was smart, liked to read, wasn't a roughneck like most kids, and liked being alone from time to time.
    • Things improved after Popper challenged the leader of the roughnecks to a boxing match.
    • The local constable was earning his pay again breaking up fights between the roughnecks.
    • In recent times the town has been rocked by criminal activities which have resulted in some people being killed in cold blood by roughnecks.
    • The roughnecks and hooligans have gone and instead families on a Saturday night dine alfresco on the broad shrub-lined pavements as though they were in Paris.
    • There are a lot of roughnecks in those camps, and who knows what kind of abuse she'll go through.
    • Despite their formidable learning and enlightenment, they possibly knowingly refused to distinguish between gentlemen and roughnecks, and did not prevent anyone from coming near them.
    • Ultimately the little roughneck escapes, and she bonds with the town's biggest nerd.
    • ‘I was in the same roughneck neighborhoods, but just didn't associate with the roughnecks,’ she often said.
    • It wouldn't be politically wise for the ambitious local marshal to be associated with a roughneck like Horn.
  • 2

    (oil worker)
    trabajador de un pozo petrolífero
    • When he went there, he noticed that roughnecks who worked the rigs were maddened by a gelatinous black gunk that clogged up their drills.
    • Palmer himself was hired as roughneck in 1953, when he was 18.
    • The roughnecks dodged him, toting boxes of stamped cargo goods and dirty mops to swab the deck.
    • He gave two-thirds of full-time employees - everyone from top management to roughnecks working on oil rigs - Net-linked laptops.
    • The bump-backs cascade down the hierarchy of skills and seniority; the roustabouts and roughnecks in lesser-skilled positions and typically of recent hire go walking.
    • When I worked in the South as a roughneck on oil rigs and as a steamfitter, I saw men like Walt get hung out to dry.
    • During the Interior secretary's tenure, Taylor jumped to more lucrative work as a pumper, roughneck, and roustabout on Wyoming's oil wells.
    • This was a dangerous area, but the skilled roughnecks and the roustabouts went about their business with seamless teamwork.