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hard-core

[hahrd-kawr, -kohr] /ˈhɑrdˈkɔr, -ˈkoʊr/
adjective
1.
unswervingly committed; uncompromising; dedicated:
a hard-core segregationist.
2.
relating to or containing sexually arousing depictions that are very graphic or explicit:
hard-core pornography.
Compare soft-core.
3.
being so without apparent change or remedy; chronic:
hard-core inflation; hard-core unemployment.
4.
very intense or extreme:
hard-core workouts at the gym.
5.
Usually, hardcore. noting or relating to the music genre hardcore, or the subculture, clothing style, etc., associated with it:
hardcore t-shirts and jeans.
Also, hardcore.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55
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Slang definitions & phrases for most hard-core

hard-core

adjective

Essential and uncompromising; unmitigated: a hard-core Republican/ hard-core pornography (1951+)

noun

Pornography that openly depicts complete sex acts: He sort of likes dirty stuff, but not real hard core (1970s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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