additionally hard-core; 1936 (letter.); 1951 (adj.); from difficult + core. Initial use seems to be among economists and sociologists. Expansion to pornography is attested by 1966. Additionally title of a surfacing product.
- incredibly specific
whenever referring to games, hardcore is a person with above normal skills, capabilities, or a player who plays significantly more than the common player.
hardcore [filling material]
Lana smiled, amused at such hardcore words from a woman whose frail frame would struggle under the weight of a laser shotgun.