• (British) IPA: /ˈpæk.ɪˌdɜː(ɹ)m/

pachyderm (plural pachyderms)

  1. (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.
  2. (informal) An elephant
  3. (idiomatic) A person with thick skin; someone who is not affected by or does not care what others say about him or her.
  4. (idiomatic) Someone who is insensitive.
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