verb (used with object)
to boil (an egg) until the yolk and white have become firm or solid.
[hahrd-boild] /ˈhɑrdˈbɔɪld/ adjective 1. Cookery. (of an egg) in the shell long enough for the yolk and white to solidify. 2. Informal. tough; unsentimental: a hard-boiled vice-squad detective. 3. marked by a direct, clear-headed approach; realistic: a hard-boiled appraisal of the foreign situation. 4. (of detective fiction) written in a laconic, dispassionate, often ironic style […]
- Hard-boiled egg
noun phrase A severe and pugnacious person; tough guy: Our asi idea of a hero is really a ”hard-boiled egg” [1880s+; because ”it can’t be beat”]
[hahrd-boot] /ˈhɑrdˌbut/ noun 1. a horse-racing enthusiast. noun A devotee of horses and of horse racing: Granted hardboots can be sentimental about a horse on the lead (1940s+)
noun 1. an aggressive, driving, hot style of modern jazz developed by East Coast musicians in the late 1950s as a rejection of the more relaxed, cool style of West Coast jazz. Compare 1 , , , . noun 1. a form of jazz originating in the late 1950s that is rhythmically less complex than […]