hard core

noun

Definition of hard core

  1. 1 :  a central or fundamental and usually enduring group or part: such asa :  a relatively small enduring core of society marked by apparent resistance to change or inability to escape a persistent wretched condition (as poverty or chronic unemployment)b :  a militant or fiercely loyal faction

  2. 2 usually hardcore play \ˈhärd-ˌkȯr\ chiefly British :  hard material in pieces (as broken bricks or stone) used as a bottom (as in making roads and in foundations)

Examples of hard core in a sentence

  1. He knows that he can count on the support of a hard core of party loyalists.

1841

First Known Use of hard core

1841


HARD CORE Defined for English Language Learners

hard core

noun

Definition of hard core for English Language Learners

  • : a small number of very active and enthusiastic members of a group : the most devoted and active members of a group


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