Hard-boiled - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- used of persons; emotionally hardened (syn: case- hardened, hardened)
- (eggs) cooked until the yolk is solid
His performance in the film was a caricature of a hard-boiled detective.
...the crime-does-not-pay moralizing is just window dressing for nasty hard-boiled stories...
...a novel about a hard-boiled dick and the softhearted madam who loves him...
The hard-boiled eggs were tough and rubbery.
slices of hard-boiled egg on a bed of spinach