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adj. 1. [Atlantic; cf. US Black "A powerful bad boy, always in devilment ... damn hard headedness" (Faucet 1927: 270); cf. also Hatian tête dure in intelligent, entêté (Faine 1937:295) lacking intelligence. (Gen.)

2. [cf. Scots hard headit unyielding, stubborn CSD] stubborn: Hard-head bird don't make good soup [i.e., stubborn children are of no use to anyone] (Exuma). You too hard-head! Why you don't do what I tell you?  (Nassau). cf. HEAD IS HARD (Gen.)



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Last update: 2010-09-23 20:50
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
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Comment of Paulshenae Hanna:
I have interviewed Amanda Bodie, an 89 year old resident of Rock Sound, Eleuthera. Mrs. Bodie is familiar with the term 'hard-head'. According to Mrs. Bodie, this term is used to describe a person who won't change their mind easily or a stubborn person. Example: Anyone that's hardheaded is going to have trouble with everybody.
Added at: 2014-03-30 21:46