Word of the day

The word for today is…

diehard  (adj) –  Stubbornly resisting change or clinging to a seemingly hopeless or outdated cause.

(noun) – One who stubbornly resists change or tenaciously adheres to a seemingly hopeless or outdated cause.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : Also die-hard, 1844, in reference to the 57th Regiment of Foot in the British Army; as an adjective, attested from 1871; from die + hard. As a brand name of an automobile battery, DieHard, introduced by Sears in 1967.


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Peter is a fourth-generation New Zealander, with his mother’s and father’s folks having arrived in New Zealand in the 1870s. He lives in Lower Hutt with his wife, three cats and assorted computers.

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