hard-luck

adjective \ ˈhärd-ˌlək \

Definition of hard-luck

: marked by, relating to, or experiencing bad luck or difficulty
  • another loss for the team's hard-luck pitcher
  • hard-luck stories

First Known Use of hard-luck

1890

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HARD-LUCK Defined for English Language Learners

hard-luck

Definition of hard-luck for English Language Learners

  • : of or relating to bad luck

  • : experiencing or having bad luck


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