[hahrd-bod-ee] /ˈhɑrdˌbɒd i/
noun, plural hardbodies. Slang.
a person who is muscular and physically fit.
the physique of someone who is extremely physically fit and has well-developed muscles; the body of a devoted weight-lifter
informal; hard-bodied, adj.
[hahrd-boil] /ˈhɑrdˈbɔɪl/ verb (used with object) 1. 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+)