Is there a difference between the two?

I want to write a sentence which says Users Go Mad, and would like to know the correct word to use here. Is this just American/British difference?

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    Doesn't rouge mean red? Dec 16, 2013 at 6:44
  • Rogue and mad aren't the same thing anyway.
    – Jim
    Dec 16, 2013 at 6:48
  • @Jim Didn't meant mad completely, it's like losing control and going destructive types..
    – Mr. Alien
    Dec 16, 2013 at 6:48
  • @DamkerngT. Well, just searched and it said Red in French, though many have this doubt so posted as a question as I didn't got any reliable answer
    – Mr. Alien
    Dec 16, 2013 at 6:49
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    rouge vs rogue vs mad Dec 16, 2013 at 9:25

2 Answers 2


Rouge is the French word for red. When someone orders a rouge, they mean red wine which in French translates to le vin rouge.

Rogue on the other hand can mean scoundrel or a vagrant

  • Rouge has also been an English word for "red" since the fifteenth century, 600 years ago. It started to be used to mean also the cosmetic "blusher" in the nineteenth century.
    – Borodin
    Jun 8, 2017 at 15:45


(noun) a red powder or cream used as a cosmetic for coloring the cheeks or lips.

(verb) To color with rouge.

Rogue: (noun)

  1. a dishonest or unprincipled man. ("you are a rogue and an embezzler") synonyms: scoundrel, villain, miscreant, reprobate, rascal, good-for-nothing, ne'er-do-well, wretch, knave

  2. a person whose behavior one disapproves of but who is nonetheless likable or attractive (often used as a playful term of reproof). "Cenzo, you old rogue!" synonyms: rascal, imp, devil, monkey

  3. an elephant or other large wild animal driven away or living apart from the herd and having savage or destructive tendencies.

  • Susan, typically we like to provide a link to the dictionary entry (or other source material) when citing them in answers.
    – Jim
    Dec 16, 2013 at 7:03

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