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English definition of “hale and hearty”

hale and hearty

adjective uk   /ˌheɪl.əndˈhɑː.ti/ us    /-ˈhɑːr.t̬i/ old-fashioned
(especially of old people) healthy and strong: Her grandfather was hale and hearty, walking five miles each day before breakfast.Fit and healthyDescribing people who are oldThe elderly
(Definition of hale and hearty from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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