from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Hardy, Oliver 1892-1957. American comedian famous for the slapstick films he made with his partner Stan Laurel, including The Music Box (1932) and Way Out West (1937).
  • Hardy, Thomas 1840-1928. British writer noted for his Wessex novels, including Far from the Madding Crowd (1874), The Mayor of Casterbridge (1886), and Tess of the d'Urbervilles (1891).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A common surname, originally a nickname for a hardy person.
  • proper n. Thomas Hardy (1840-1928), English novelist and poet.
  • proper n. A male given name transferred from the surname.


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