die–hard

play
adjective \ˈdī-ˌhärd\

Definition of die–hard

  1. :  strongly or fanatically determined or devoted <die–hard fans>; especially :  strongly resisting change <a die–hard conservative>

diehard

noun

die–hardism

play \-ˌiz-əm\ noun

1922

First Known Use of die–hard

1922


DIE–HARD Defined for English Language Learners

die–hard

play
adjective \ˈdī-ˌhärd\

Definition of die–hard for English Language Learners

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


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up die–hard? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to decrease in size, extent, or degree

Get Word of the Day daily email!