Anonymous asked in Business & FinanceRenting & Real Estate · 1 month ago

Why is it called rough housing?

4 Answers

  • DEBS
    Lv 7
    1 month ago
    Best Answer

    Because you're in the house and you're playing rough.

  • 1 month ago

    Rough housing horse playing sounds even funnier

    It is a idiom that caught on to the American language to describe rowdy people

  • Pearl
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    cause its rough sometimes

  • 1 month ago

    Actually, like many word origins, nobody is really sure.  The most common theory is that certain inns and pubs in England had reputations as places where brawls often broke out, and they were called 'rough houses'.

    • Casey Y
      Lv 7
      1 month agoReport

      To add, looks like this was a UK phrase, but it appears to have popped up independently in the US...not sure if its 100% American, there is definitely a little UK origin.

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