hard–ass

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noun \ˈhärd-ˌas\

Definition of hard–ass

slang, often vulgar

  1. :  a tough, demanding, or uncompromising person

hard–assed

play \-ˌast\ adjective, often vulgar

1962

First Known Use of hard–ass

1962


HARD–ASS Defined for English Language Learners

hard–ass

play
noun \ˈhärd-ˌas\

Definition of hard–ass for English Language Learners

  • : a very tough person who treats other people harshly

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