- cooked in simmering water until both the white and the yolk solidify: said of eggs
- Informal not affected by sentiment, pity, etc.; tough; callous
- of or designating a style of genre fiction dealing in a straightforward, cynical way with criminals, detectives, etc.
- Cooked by boiling in the shell to a solid consistency. Used of eggs.
- Callous; unfeeling.
- Unsentimental and practical; tough.
(comparative more hardboiled, superlative most hardboiled)
- Alternative spelling of hard-boiled.
- simple past tense and past participle of hardboil
(comparative more hard-boiled, superlative most hard-boiled)
- He might come off as something of a stuffed shirt, were it not his taste for detective fiction of the hard-boiled Dashiell Hammett variety and he often enjoys experiencing life as Private Eye Dixon Hill in a holodeck game.
- It was designed with miners in mind and was called the "Hard-Boiled Hat" because of the way it was manufactured from steamed canvas, glue, and black paint.
- Whatever method you like to use to boil your eggs, once you have your hard-boiled eggs ready, your next step is to prepare your egg salad sandwich recipe.
- Easter is here and with it comes all those leftover hard-boiled eggs, which isn't a problem if you have recipes that show you how to use boiled eggs.
- For example, the written plan may include oatmeal for breakfast with no sugar, while you could eat soft or hard-boiled eggs for the same calories.