Origin of die-hard
Related formsdie-hard·ism, noun
Definition for diehard (2 of 2)
verb (used without object), died, dy·ing.
- to cease to exist; become extinct: Both lines of the family died out before the turn of the century.
- to die away; fade; subside: The roar of the engines died out as the rocket vanished into the clouds.
Can be confuseddie dye
Examples from the Web for diehard
“There are a lot of diehard fans who I think are genuinely worried about Disney doing Star Wars,” admits Marsh.‘Phineas and Ferb’ Pilot Disney’s Premier Voyage into ‘Star Wars’|Jason Lynch|July 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Diehard Massachusetts fan Patrick Healy said he has already cancelled his SiriusXM subscription.
Interestingly, Weir was skeptical of these most diehard and even surprisingly pragmatic about their lifestyle.Bob Weir on Drugged-Out Deadheads and Living in Jerry Garcia’s Shadow|Emily Shire|April 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
From the moment I met her, I was a diehard fan of Sophia Burset—the firefighter-turned-identity thief-turned-woman.
Before the diehard BDS crew crucifies me, let me explain why I believe my invitation is not normalization.
British Dictionary definitions for diehard (1 of 3)
Derived Formsdie-hardism, noun
British Dictionary definitions for diehard (2 of 3)
verb dies, dying or died (mainly intr)
Word Origin for die
British Dictionary definitions for diehard (3 of 3)
- a shaped block of metal or other hard material used to cut or form metal in a drop forge, press, or similar device
- a tool of metal, silicon carbide, or other hard material with a conical hole through which wires, rods, or tubes are drawn to reduce their diameter
Word Origin for die
Medicine definitions for diehard
Idioms and Phrases with diehard
In addition to the idioms beginning with die
- die away
- die down
- die for
- die hard
- die in harness
- die is cast, the
- die laughing
- die off
- die out
- die to
- die with one's boots on
- curl up (and die)
- do or die
- it's to die
- never say die