Origin of hardhead1
- an alloyed silver coin of Scotland, issued in the 16th and 17th centuries, equal to one and one-half pence and later to twopence.
Origin of hardhead2
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
Also called lion.
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Examples from the Web for hardhead
His companions had nicknamed him Hardhead because of his obstinate character.Brazilian Tales
Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis