Definition of hardbound in English:

hardbound

adjective

  • 1Suffering from constipation.

  • 2Of a book: bound in stiff covers; hardbacked. Compare paperboundrare before 20th cent. and now chiefly US.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Peter Levens (fl. 1552–1587), lexicographer. From hard + bound.

Pronunciation

hardbound

/ˈhɑːdbaʊnd/