hard-ass

noun
\ ˈhärd-ˌas \

Definition of hard-ass 

slang, often vulgar

: a tough, demanding, or uncompromising person

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hard-assed \-ˌast \ adjective often vulgar

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hard-ass

noun

English Language Learners Definition of hard-ass

: a very tough person who treats other people harshly

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