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hard–bitten

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adjective hard–bit·ten \-ˈbi-tən\

Simple Definition of hard–bitten

  • : tough and experienced

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of hard–bitten

  1. 1 :  inclined to bite hard

  2. 2 :  seasoned or steeled by difficult experience :  tough

1784

First Known Use of hard–bitten

1784

Rhymes with hard–bitten


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