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

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1890, in the meaning defined above

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hard-luck

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of hard-luck

: of or relating to bad luck

: experiencing or having bad luck

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