: profoundly stricken : affected in an especially negative way
one of the industries particularly hard-hit during the downturn

Word History

First Known Use

1826, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hard-hit was in 1826

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“Hard-hit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hard-hit. Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

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