offensive slang A homosexual male. The phrase comes from rhyming slang, in which "iron hoof" rhymes with "poof" (a slang term for a gay man). Primarily heard in UK. A: "I always suspected David was an iron hoof." B: "Don't be a bigot, Dad."
See also: iron
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