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hard case

noun
1.
a rough, hard-bitten person.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40, Americanism

hard-case

[hahrd-keys] /ˈhɑrdˌkeɪs/
adjective
1.
rough and hard-bitten:
hard-case juvenile delinquents.
Origin
1915-20
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hard case

noun phrase

A rough and dangerous person; tough guy: Most of the hardcases knew their rights better than the cops (1836+)


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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