Associations to the word «Pachyderm»

Wiktionary

PACHYDERM, noun. Someone (or something) with thick skin. It is used for animals such as an elephant or a hippopotamus.
PACHYDERM, noun. (obsolete) (zoology) A member of the obsolete taxonomic order Pachydermata, grouping of thick-skinned, hoofed animals such as the rhinoceros, hippopotamus, elephant, pig and horse.
PACHYDERM, noun. (informal) An elephant
PACHYDERM, noun. (idiomatic) A person that is not affected by (does not care about) what others say about him or her.
PACHYDERM, noun. (idiomatic) Someone who is insensitive.

Dictionary definition

PACHYDERM, noun. Any of various nonruminant hoofed mammals having very thick skin: elephant; rhinoceros; hippopotamus.

Wise words

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