hard-bitten

adjective hard-bit·ten \ ˈhärd-ˈbi-tᵊn \

Definition of hard-bitten

1 : inclined to bite hard
2 : seasoned or steeled by difficult experience : tough

First Known Use of hard-bitten

1686

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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HARD-BITTEN Defined for English Language Learners

hard-bitten

Definition of hard-bitten for English Language Learners

  • : tough and experienced



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