rough-hew

verb

rough-hewed; rough-hewn ˈrəf-ˈhyün How to pronounce rough-hew (audio) ; rough-hewing

transitive verb

1
: to hew (something, such as timber) coarsely without smoothing or finishing
2
: to form crudely

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Word History

First Known Use

1530, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of rough-hew was in 1530

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Cite this Entry

“Rough-hew.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rough-hew. Accessed 2 Oct. 2022.

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