rough-hewn

adjective
\ ˈrəf-ˈhyün How to pronounce rough-hewn (audio) \

Definition of rough-hewn

1 : being in a rough, unsmoothed, or unfinished state : crudely formed rough-hewn beams
2 : lacking refinement he was rather attractive, in a rough-hewn kind of way— Jan Speas

First Known Use of rough-hewn

1530, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of rough-hewn was in 1530

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“Rough-hewn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rough-hewn. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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