transitive verbhard-boiled, hard-boil·ing, hard-boils
Origin of hard-boilBack-formation from hard-boiled
(third-person singular simple present hardboils, present participle hardboiling, simple past and past participle hardboiled)
- Alternative form of hard-boil.
(third-person singular simple present hard-boils, present participle hard-boiling, simple past and past participle hard-boiled)
- To cook (an egg) to a solid consistency: to cause to be hard-boiled.
Back-formation from hard-boiled.