from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A coarse, gross person; a person void of sensibility or sensitiveness; a dullard.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A coarse, gross person; a person void of sensibility or sinsitiveness; a dullard.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who has a thick skin—that is, one who is insensible to or not easily irritated by taunts, reproaches, ridicule, or the like; a rude, unimpressible person.
- Same as thick-skinned.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. skin that is very thick (as an elephant or rhinoceros)
Sorry, no etymologies found.
If a professor is going to step out of the Ivory Tower and (1) politicize his classes, or (2) publicly advocate controversial views, (3) write/speak in public forums regarding those views, (4) run for public office, or (5) hold public office, then he had better grow a thickskin.
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