roughshod

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Adjective[edit]

roughshod (not comparable)

  1. (of a horse) having hooves shod with calks or horseshoes that have projecting nails to prevent slipping
  2. (by extension) brutal or domineering
    • 2005, Edmund White, My Women, The New Yorker, June 13, [1],
      In the roughshod horny world of boys, I had studied my companions closely to make sure that I wasn’t being too “queer” for them.

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