Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary
1

rawhide

play
noun raw·hide \ˈrȯ-ˌhīd\

Simple Definition of rawhide

  • : the skin of a cow before it has been prepared or made into leather

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of rawhide

  1. 1 :  a whip of untanned hide

  2. 2 :  untanned cattle skin


2

rawhide

verb, raw·hide

Definition of rawhide

rawhidedrawhiding

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to whip or drive with or as if with a rawhide

  3. 2 :  chastise 2



Examples of rawhide in a sentence

  1. <a strict disciplinarian, the rancher would rawhide his disobedient sons until they were black and blue>



1858

First Known Use of rawhide

1858


RAWHIDE Defined for Kids

rawhide

play
noun raw·hide \ˈrȯ-ˌhīd\

Definition of rawhide for Students

  1. :  cattle skin before it has been made into leather





Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up rawhide? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a timid, meek, or unassertive person

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

alt-5746713d76276

Which of these is a synonym of nonplus?

reduce disapprove perplex soothe
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ