hard drug

noun Pharmacology.

an addicting drug capable of producing severe physical or psychological dependence, as heroin.

Nearby words

  1. hard court,
  2. hard currency,
  3. hard dinkum,
  4. hard disk,
  5. hard drive,
  6. hard feeling,
  7. hard feelings,
  8. hard fern,
  9. hard goods,
  10. hard ground

Origin of hard drug

An Americanism dating back to 1965–70

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