[ hahrd-as ]
/ ˈhɑrdˌæs /
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noun Slang: Vulgar.
a person who follows rules and regulations meticulously and enforces them without exceptions.
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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
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Example sentences from the Web for hard-ass
They were both pretty hardass in their ideals and sticking to them.