thick-skinned

adjective
\ ˈthik-ˌskind How to pronounce thick-skinned (audio) \

Definition of thick-skinned

1 : having a thick skin : pachydermatous
b : impervious to criticism became thick-skinned about his own work

First Known Use of thick-skinned

circa 1545, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of thick-skinned was circa 1545

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“Thick-skinned.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thick-skinned. Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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thick-skinned

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of thick-skinned

: having a thick skin
: not easily bothered by criticism or insults : not sensitive

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