Beat slang for an arrest, a raid (used only for Bohemians.) Synonym: bust.

For Iceberg Slim and his contemporaries, this was a jivespeak term for harrassment by the police. If your whores are getting rousted too often, you may want to put in a fix with the heat.

Roust (roust), v. t.

To rouse; to disturb; as, to roust one out.

[Prov. Eng. & Local, U.S.]

 

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Roust, n. [Cf. Icel. rost an estuary.]

A strong tide or current, especially in a narrow channel.

[Written also rost, and roost.]

Jamieson.

 

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