die-hard

adjective
\ ˈdī-ˌhärd \

Definition of die-hard 

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

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diehard noun
die-hardism \-ˌiz-əm \ noun

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1922, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of die-hard was in 1922

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die-hard

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of die-hard

: very determined or loyal; especially : very loyal to a set of beliefs and not willing to change those beliefs

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