a tough person, especially one who is belligerent.
a difficult problem or situation: That math test was a real toughie!
a harsh or blunt book, movie, etc.
Origin of toughie
noun, plural tough·ies.
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Related Words for toughiesruffian, bully, roughneck, goon, hooligan, punk, brute, mug, gangster, villain, hoodlum, thug, rough, criminal, rowdy, hood, bruiser
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Gipangità ka sa mga buguy, The toughies are looking for you.A Dictionary of Cebuano Visayan
John U. Wolff