Meaning of ropeable in English:


Pronunciation /ˈrəʊpəb(ə)l/


(also ropable)
informal Australian, New Zealand
  • Angry; furious.

    • ‘the idea of it gets him absolutely ropeable’
    • ‘Talk about double cross - both the small banks and the Reserve Bank would be absolutely ropeable.’
    • ‘The Speaker of the House of Reps whose orders CNN defied, is ropeable.’
    • ‘Injured and ‘ropable‘, the two returned to the party but left soon after to go looking for their attackers.’
    • ‘The next day he advised me he had changed his mind, and when I told the real estate agent about it he was absolutely ropeable because he had sent me his client and now was going to lose his commission.’
    • ‘If anyone mentioned it to me I'd become ropeable.’
    irate, annoyed, cross, vexed, irritated, exasperated, indignant, aggrieved, irked, piqued, displeased, provoked, galled, resentful


Late 19th century from the notion that the person requires to be restrained.