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hardhead

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[ hahrd-hed ]
/ ˈhɑrdˌhɛd /
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noun
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Origin of hardhead

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First recorded in 1510–20; hard + head

Other definitions for hardhead (2 of 3)

hardhead2
[ 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.
Also called lion.

Origin of hardhead

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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

Other definitions for hardhead (3 of 3)

hard head

noun Metallurgy.
semirefined tin containing iron.
Also hardhead.

Origin of hard head

First recorded in 1510–20
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How to use hardhead in a sentence

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

    Brazilian Tales|Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis
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