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roughrider

[ruhf-rahy-der] /ˈrʌfˈraɪ dər/
noun
1.
a person who breaks horses to the saddle.
2.
a person accustomed to rough or hard riding.
Origin of roughrider
1725-1735
1725-35; rough + rider
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  • Underneath a roughrider hat Burton glimpsed her face as she looked off across the fields that marked the beginning of the course.

    Frank of Freedom Hill Samuel A. Derieux
  • I was described as his 'man Friday,' and as 'roughrider Anderson.'

  • Then he stiffened and in all visible regards was again Old Chesty, the roughrider.

    Local Color Irvin S. Cobb
  • Once active members of real Society; no woman could go back to "society," any more than a roughrider could return to a hobbyhorse.

British Dictionary definitions for roughrider

roughrider

/ˈrʌfˌraɪdə/
noun
1.
a rider of wild or unbroken horses
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