hard·​nose ˈhärd-ˌnōz How to pronounce hardnose (audio)
: a hard-nosed person

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1960, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hardnose was circa 1960

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“Hardnose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hardnose. Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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