hard core

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

hard core

noun

: a small number of very active and enthusiastic members of a group : the most devoted and active members of a group

Full Definition of HARD CORE

1
:  a central or fundamental and usually enduring group or part: as
a :  a relatively small enduring core of society marked by apparent resistance to change or inability to escape a persistent wretched condition (as poverty or chronic unemployment)
b :  a militant or fiercely loyal faction
2
usually hard·core \-ˌkōr, -ˌkr\ chiefly British :  hard material in pieces (as broken bricks or stone) used as a bottom (as in making roads and in foundations)

Examples of HARD CORE

  1. He knows that he can count on the support of a hard core of party loyalists.

First Known Use of HARD CORE

1936

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