see also: Hardy
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈhɑɹdi/
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈhɑːdi/

hardy (comparative hardier, superlative hardiest)

  1. Having rugged physical strength; inured to fatigue or hardships.
    A hardy plant is one that can withstand the extremes of climate, such as frost.
  2. Brave and resolute.
  3. Impudent.
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hardy (plural hardies)

  1. (usually, in the plural) Anything, especially a plant, that is hardy.
  2. A blacksmith's fuller or chisel, having a square shank for insertion into a square hole in an anvil, called the hardy hole.

Proper noun
  1. Surname, originally a nickname for a hardy person.
  2. Thomas Hardy (1840-1928), English novelist and poet.
  3. A male given name.

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