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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.
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Origin of toughie

First recorded in 1920–25; tough + -ie


noun, plural tough·ies.
  1. toughie.
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Historical Examples

  • Gipangità ka sa mga buguy, The toughies are looking for you.

    A Dictionary of Cebuano Visayan

    John U. Wolff