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roughshod

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adjective rough·shod \-ˌshäd\

Definition of roughshod

  1. 1 :  shod with calked shoes

  2. 2 :  marked by tyrannical force <roughshod rule>



Circa 1688

First Known Use of roughshod

circa 1688


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roughshod

adverb rough·shod

Simple Definition of roughshod

  • : without thinking or caring about the opinions, rights, or feelings of others

Full Definition of roughshod

  1. :  in a roughly forceful manner <rode roughshod over the opposition>

1813

First Known Use of roughshod

1813



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