hardhat

hard-hat

[hahrd-hat]
noun Informal.
1.
a construction worker, especially a member of a construction workers' union.
2.
a working-class conservative.
adjective
3.
pertaining to or characteristic of hard-hats: enlisting hard-hat support for his policies.
Also, hardhat.


Origin:
1960–65

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hardhat definition


  1. n.
    a protective helmet worn around construction sites. (Standard English.) : You'll need a hardhat to come into this area.
  2. n.
    a construction worker. (Usually derogatory.) : The hardhats didn't care much for the actress's politics.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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