A Lackadaisical Lexicon for Laggard Logophiles
HARDSCRABBLE
[adjective]
1. marked by poverty; deficient in amount; the state of being poor; lack of the means of providing material needs or comforts.
2. being or relating to a place of barren or barely arable soil; getting a meagre living from poor soil.
3. difficult to make a living in; providing or yielding meagrely in return for much effort; demanding or unrewarding.
4. great effort made in the face of difficulties.

Etymology: Americanism first used in 1795, hard (from Old English heard) + scrabble (from Dutch schrabbelen-  to scratch).
[Thomas Benjamin Kennington - Homeless]

HARDSCRABBLE

[adjective]

1. marked by poverty; deficient in amount; the state of being poor; lack of the means of providing material needs or comforts.

2. being or relating to a place of barren or barely arable soil; getting a meagre living from poor soil.

3. difficult to make a living in; providing or yielding meagrely in return for much effort; demanding or unrewarding.

4. great effort made in the face of difficulties.

Etymology: Americanism first used in 1795, hard (from Old English heard) + scrabble (from Dutch schrabbelen-  to scratch).

[Thomas Benjamin Kennington - Homeless]

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