hard–boil

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verb \ˈhärd-ˈbȯi(-ə)l\

Definition of hard–boil

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to cook (an egg) in the shell until both white and yolk have solidified

Origin and Etymology of hard–boil

back-formation from hard-boiled


First Known Use: 1653

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