Definition of “hard-boiled” - English Dictionary

“hard-boiled” in American English

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us /ˈhɑrdˈbɔɪld/

hard-boiled adjective (EGG)

(of an egg) boiled in its shell until both the white and yellow parts are solid

hard-boiled adjective (PERSON)

appearing not to have emotions or weaknesses:

a hard-boiled detective

(Definition of “hard-boiled” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)