hardhead

1
[ hahrd-hed ]
/ ˈhɑrdˌhɛd /

noun


Nearby words

  1. hardener,
  2. hardening,
  3. hardening of arteries,
  4. hardening of the arteries,
  5. hardhack,
  6. hardhead sponge,
  7. hardheaded,
  8. hardheadedly,
  9. hardheads,
  10. hardhearted

Origin of hardhead

1
First recorded in 1510–20; hard + head

hardhead

2
[ hahrd-hed ]
/ ˈhɑrdˌhɛd /

noun

an alloyed silver coin of Scotland, issued in the 16th and 17th centuries, equal to one and one-half pence and later to twopence.

Origin of hardhead

2
1555–65; perhaps (by folk etymology) < French hardit, after Philip III, named le Hardi the Bold (1245–85), king of France, who first issued the coin

Also called lion.

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Examples from the Web for hardhead

  • His companions had nicknamed him Hardhead because of his obstinate character.

    Brazilian Tales|Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis