hard-luck

adjective
\ ˈhärd-ˌlək How to pronounce hard-luck (audio) \

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, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hard-luck was in 1890

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“Hard-luck.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hard-luck. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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hard-luck

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of hard-luck

: of or relating to bad luck
chiefly US : experiencing or having bad luck

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