rough-rider

roughrider

[ruhf-rahy-der]
noun
1.
a person who breaks horses to the saddle.
2.
a person accustomed to rough or hard riding.

Origin:
1725–35; rough + rider

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roughrider (ˈrʌfˌraɪdə)
 
n
a rider of wild or unbroken horses

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rough-rider
1733, "horse-breaker," from rough (adj. or adv.) + rider. In specific military use, a non-commissioned officer in cavalry regiments from 1802; sense of "one who can ride an unbroken horse" is from 1828; meaning "irregular cavalryman" is attested from 1884.
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