hard-on

noun
\ ˈhärd-ˌȯn How to pronounce hard-on (audio) , -ˌän \
plural hard-ons

Definition of hard-on

slang, sometimes vulgar
: an erection of the penis

First Known Use of hard-on

1888, in the meaning defined above

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“Hard-on.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hard-on. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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hard-on

noun
How to pronounce hard-on (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of hard-on

impolite : an erection of the penis

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