toughie

toughie

[tuhf-ee]
noun Informal.
1.
a tough person, especially one who is belligerent.
2.
a difficult problem or situation: That math test was a real toughie!
3.
a harsh or blunt book, movie, etc.
Also, toughy.


Origin:
1920–25; tough + -ie

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toughie

noun
1. an aggressive and violent young criminal [syn: hood
2. a particularly difficult or baffling question or problem [syn: poser
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