hard-boil

verb
\ ˈhärd-ˈbȯi(-ə)l How to pronounce hard-boil (audio) \
hard-boiled; hard-boiling; hard-boils

Definition of hard-boil

transitive verb

: to cook (an egg) in the shell until both white and yolk have solidified

First Known Use of hard-boil

1653, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hard-boil

back-formation from hard-boiled

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“Hard-boil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hard-boil. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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