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Meaning & History

It was originally a nickname for a greedy person, from Middle High German ruoch ‘eager,’ ‘intent.’

It was also a nickname for an unkempt or rough person, from Middle Low German ru(ch), Middle High German ruch ‘shaggy,’ ‘rough,’ ‘crude,’ ‘hard.’
Added 9/21/2017 by MissSilverTongue