Top definition
A tough, straightforward, take-no-prisoners way of carrying oneself. Hard-nosed people may not be sensitive or tactful, but they are gritty and tackle problems head-on.
Person 1: Heard about some guy named Collin Klein today, apparently he's in the Heisman race..?

Person 2: Yeah bro, he's the quarterback for K-state. That kid plays old school hard-nosed football.

OR

Marine 1: You hear about the gunny sarge? He took a bullet to the leg and didn't even notice. Wiped out the whole sniper nest by himself.

Marine 2: That hard-nosed SOB.
by FisherofMen October 20, 2012
Get the mug
Get a Hard-nosed mug for your Facebook friend José.
Oct 3 Word of the Day
I couldn’t care less (but one must keep up appearances, right?)
Frenemy has a family tragedy. "Thoughts and prayers."
by November 05, 2018
Get the mug
Get a Thoughts and prayers mug for your dog Zora.
2
To have a hard nose and punch people in their eye and make them cry like little girls
I am so Hard Nosed, I've already killed eight people
by C cab December 14, 2008
Get the mug
Get a Hard nosed mug for your fish Yasemin.

Activity