Definition of hard-core
- hard-core poverty
- the hard-core unemployed
- a room gussied up in hard-core French provincial style
- —John Canaday
He knows that he can count on the support of a hard core of party loyalists.
: very active and enthusiastic
: showing or describing sex acts very openly
: a small number of very active and enthusiastic members of a group : the most devoted and active members of a group
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