hardworking

[ hahrd-wur-king ]
/ ˈhɑrdˈwɜr kɪŋ /

adjective

industrious; zealous: a hardworking family man.

Nearby words

  1. hardwick hall,
  2. hardwick, elizabeth,
  3. hardwired,
  4. hardwiring,
  5. hardwood,
  6. hardy,
  7. hardy ageratum,
  8. hardy, thomas,
  9. hardy-rand-ritter test,
  10. hardy-weinberg law

Origin of hardworking

First recorded in 1765–75; hard + working

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British Dictionary definitions for hard-working

hard-working

adjective

(of a person) industrious; diligent
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Word Origin and History for hard-working

hard-working

adj.

also hardworking, 1774, from hard + working (see work).

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