hale and hearty definition, hale and hearty meaning | English dictionary



1    healthy and robust (esp. in the phrasehale and hearty)  
2      (Scot. and northern English)  
dialect   whole  
     (Old English hæl whole)  
  haleness      n  
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hale, Hale, Haleb, haler

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