verb (used with object)

to boil (an egg) until the yolk and white have become firm or solid.

Nearby words

  1. hard-and-fast,
  2. hard-ass,
  3. hard-asset,
  4. hard-bill,
  5. hard-bitten,
  6. hard-boiled,
  7. hard-case,
  8. hard-coated,
  9. hard-core,
  10. hard-edge

Origin of hard-boil

First recorded in 1890–95

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