Origin of hard-core
Origin of hard core
Examples from the Web for hardcore
But that is of most interest either to hardcore Democrats or to non-voters clinging to the bottom of the economy.
Anyone who had any doubts about his seriousness soon lost them because it was clear that Peter was hardcore.
In his younger days, Bennett killed fascists, became a hardcore anti-war liberal, and fought for civil rights.Tony Bennett’s Nazi Hunting Past Is Just One Reason He’s the Greatest Living American|Asawin Suebsaeng|September 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They splintered themselves into two categories: “Hardcore” and “Casual.”Death of ‘Gamer’ Identity: How Hardcore Trolls Pwned Themselves|Alec Kubas-Meyer|September 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And that evening it created the scene of hardcore hip-hop heads mingling with comic nerds.Bam! Pow! Bling! Hip-Hop's History Gets the Graphic Novel Treatment|Daniel Genis|August 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
After me, she was hands-down the most hardcore player in our group.Little Brother|Cory Doctorow
also hard-core; 1936 (n.); 1951 (adj.); from hard + core. Original use seems to be among economists and sociologists. Extension to pornography is attested by 1966. Also the name of a surfacing material.