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hardhead1

[hahrd-hed] /ˈhɑrdˌhɛd/
noun
1.
a shrewd, practical person.
2.
a blockhead.
3.
a freshwater fish, Mylopharodon conocephalus, of California.
4.
the Atlantic croaker.
See under croaker (def 2).
6.
hardheads, a common knapweed, Centaurea nigra.
7.
Origin
1510-1520
1510-20; hard + head

hardhead2

[hahrd-hed] /ˈhɑrdˌhɛd/
noun
1.
an alloyed silver coin of Scotland, issued in the 16th and 17th centuries, equal to one and one-half pence and later to twopence.
Also called lion.
Origin
1555-65; perhaps (by folk etymology) < French hardit, after Philip III, named le Hardi the Bold (1245-85), king of France, who first issued the coin

knapweed

[nap-weed] /ˈnæpˌwid/
noun
1.
any composite plant of the genus Centaurea, especially the weedy C. nigra, having rose-purple flowers set on a dark-colored, knoblike bract.
Also called hardheads, Spanish button.
Origin
1400-50; late Middle English knopwed. See knop, weed1
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British Dictionary definitions for hardheads

hardheads

/ˈhɑːdˌhɛdz/
noun
1.
(functioning as sing) a thistle-like plant, Centaurea nigra, native to Europe and introduced into North America and New Zealand, that has reddish-purple flower heads: family Asteraceae (composites) Also called knapweed See also centaury (sense 2)

knapweed

/ˈnæpˌwiːd/
noun
1.
any of several plants of the genus Centaurea, having purplish thistle-like flowers: family Asteraceae (composites) See also centaury (sense 2), hardheads
Word Origin
C15 knopwed; see knop, weed1
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Slang definitions & phrases for hardheads

hardhead

noun

An obstinate or stupid person (1519+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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