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[hahrd-on, -awn] /ˈhɑrdˌɒn, -ˌɔn/
noun, plural hard-ons. Slang: Vulgar.
an erection of the penis.
Origin of hard-on
First recorded in 1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  1. An erection of the penis: It was another one of those subway things. Like having a hard-on at random (1893+)
  2. A severe and intolerant person, esp a martinet leader or superior: Stone is turning into a world-class hard-on (1980s+)

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have a hard-on for someone or something

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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