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ID #1983


/hand mawt/ [Krio idem (Hancock p.c.); cf. OED hard-mouthed obstinate, and good, bad, hard, etc. mouth, used with reference to a horse's readiness or the contrary to feel and obey the pressure of the bit]

v. to speak impertinently to someone: He hard-mouth his daddy (Nassau).

-adj. 1. self-willed, arrogant: 1975 A hard-mouthed, ambitious woman, she dominated and abused everyone she encountered (Albury 81).

2. loud, boastful: Hard-mouth people are all bark and no bite (Exuma). (Black)

3. foul-mouthed; given to using obscene words: His mouth is too hard (White). He too hard-mouth (Inagua).

Tags: adjective, anatomy, verb

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Last update: 2010-09-28 03:21
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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