from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A tough, unsentimental person.
- n. A person who is persistently insolent or difficult to control.
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- n. A tough person.
- n. An amusing, funny, witty, or possibly strange person. May be used as a term of endearment.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
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Squish-Squash was in special education -a sloppy beast of a boy with a hard case of autism.
'im ef she had made her peace, and he' lowed she had, entirely, that she wuz jest a-lyin 'thar shoutin' Glory ever 'breath she drawed, an' that they all wuz glad to see her reconciled, fer you know she wuz a hard case speritually.