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hard-rock

[hahrd-rok] /ˈhɑrdˌrɒk/
adjective
1.
(loosely) of or pertaining to igneous or metamorphic rocks, as in mining (hard-rock mining) and geology (hard-rock geology)
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25
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hard-rock

adjective

Severe; dour and pugnacious; tough: the old hard-rock guy who would line up all the cocaine users and shoot them

[1923+; probably fr the difficulty of hard-rock mining as distinct fr other kinds; influenced by rock-hard]


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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