The definition of hardy is someone or something robust or showing great strength to make it through harsh conditions, such as the winter cold.(adjective)
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Origin: ME & OFr hardi, pp. of hardir, to make bold < Frank *hardjan, to make hard < *hard-, hard
Origin: prob. hard + -y
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adjective har·di·er, har·di·est
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French hardi
Origin: , past participle of hardir, make hard, embolden
Origin: , of Germanic origin; see kar- in Indo-European roots.
, Thomas 1840-1928.
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