dyed-in-the-wool

adjective
\ ˌdīd-ᵊn-t͟hə-ˈwu̇l How to pronounce dyed-in-the-wool (audio) \

Definition of dyed-in-the-wool

: thoroughgoing, uncompromising a dyed-in-the-wool conservative

First Known Use of dyed-in-the-wool

1580, in the meaning defined above

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“Dyed-in-the-wool.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dyed-in-the-wool. Accessed 15 Apr. 2021.

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dyed-in-the-wool

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of dyed-in-the-wool

often disapproving : having very strong beliefs, opinions, etc., that you are not willing to change

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