hard-ass

hard-ass

(härd′ăs′)
n. Vulgar Slang
One who inflexibly follows or enforces rules.

hard′-assed′ (-ăst′) adj.

hard-ass

n
someone who is tough and uncompromising

hard′-ass`

or hard′ass`,


Slang: Usu. Vulgar. n.
1. a person who follows rules and regulations meticulously and enforces them without exceptions.
adj.
2. Also, hard′-assed`. strict; intransigent.
[1900–05]
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