hard-ass

noun
\ ˈhärd-ˌas How to pronounce hard-ass (audio) \

Definition of hard-ass

slang, often vulgar
: a tough, demanding, or uncompromising person

Other Words from hard-ass

hard-assed \ ˈhärd-​ˌast How to pronounce hard-assed (audio) \ adjective, often vulgar

First Known Use of hard-ass

1962, in the meaning defined above

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“Hard-ass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hard-ass. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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hard-ass

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How to pronounce hard-ass (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of hard-ass

chiefly US, informal + impolite : a very tough person who treats other people harshly

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