Meaning of roustabout
Pronunciation: (roust'u-bout"), [key]
- a wharf laborer or deck hand, as on the Mississippi River.
- an unskilled laborer who lives by odd jobs.
- a circus laborer who helps in setting up and taking down the tents and in caring for the animals, equipment, and grounds.
- any unskilled laborer working in an oil field. Cf.(def. 2).
- roustabout (Thesaurus)