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[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
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Slang definitions & phrases for hardhead

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.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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