What does ROUS stand for?

Rodents of unusual size

If you’ve ever watched the beloved film, “The Princess Bride,” you might remember a scene where the lead character, let’s call her Queen Daisy, nervously queries about the perilous oversized rats in the fire swamp. This is where the slang term ROUS comes from.

Simply put, ROUS is an acronym that stands for the phrase ‘Rodents Of Unusual Size’. It’s a fun, quirky term that fans of the film love to use when they want to reference the movie or describe something incredibly large and daunting, much like the rodents in the fire swamp scene.

So, the next time you’re watching “The Princess Bride,” or if you’re just in a conversation with someone who loves the film, keep an ear out for the term ROUS. It’s a fantastic way to show you’re in-the-know about the movie and it’s a great conversation starter for fans and newcomers alike.

Example for using ‘ROUS’ in a conversation

Hey, have you watched The Princess Bride?

Yeah, it’s a classic! Why?

I just heard someone mention ‘ROUS’ and I have no idea what it means.

Haha, ‘ROUS’ stands for ‘Rodents of unusual size’. It’s from The Princess Bride.