: strongly or fanatically determined or devoted
die-hard fans
especially : strongly resisting change
a die-hard conservative
diehard noun
die-hardism noun

Examples of die-hard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sure, there are the remaining promotional giveaways and die-hard fans who continue to show up at the end of each bad season — the Angels entered Sunday with their elimination number from the AL West at five games and their elimination number from the wild card at seven games. Sarah Valenzuela, Los Angeles Times, 10 Sep. 2023 Debra Goldman is a die-hard TJX shopper that never leaves a store empty-handed. Thomas Lee, BostonGlobe.com, 10 Sep. 2023 Don’t try to do it all Locals and die-hard fans who purchase multi-night tickets may be able to experience everything HHN has to offer slowly over time, but no one can see it all in one night. Eve Chen, USA TODAY, 7 Sep. 2023 The New York holistic therapist and health coach had been a die-hard fan until a fall 2010 night with Geever. Cheyenne Roundtree, Rolling Stone, 5 Sep. 2023 For the die-hard country fans of the era, changes in style were scrutinized and careers were often affected by perceptions of disloyalty to the true country music cause. Steven Gaydos, Variety, 3 Sep. 2023 Lodge has built a die-hard following throughout the years because of its products’ durability, and how evenly its cast iron pans distribute heat. Stephanie Osmanski, Southern Living, 1 Sep. 2023 In any case, Ramaswamy’s die-hard support for Trump leaves him no room to actually challenge the front-runner. David Lauter, Los Angeles Times, 25 Aug. 2023 The marketing strategist and die-hard politico knew the photo could be released at any moment. Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Washington Post, 25 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1922, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of die-hard was in 1922

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“Die-hard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/die-hard. Accessed 21 Sep. 2023.

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: strongly or excessively determined or devoted
die-hard fans
diehard noun
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