[ hahrd-keys ]
/ ˈhɑrdˌkeɪs /
rough and hard-bitten: hard-case juvenile delinquents.
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Origin of hard-case
First recorded in 1915–20
Definition for hard-case (2 of 2)
a rough, hard-bitten person.
Origin of hard case
An Americanism dating back to 1830–40
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