somewhat tough.

Origin of toughish

First recorded in 1770–80; tough + -ish1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for toughish

Historical Examples of toughish

  • I had a toughish ride to Collingwood, and part of the way back, the latter at the suggestion of Hickey Bangs.

    Two Knapsacks

    John Campbell

  • Thus cried another sailor—a toughish customer also—and, as his voice rang out, a dozen more came running to the spot.

  • And the resemblance was further increased by the fact that he was “a toughish lot”, who was “little, but steel and india-rubber”.

    The Gold Bat

    P. G. Wodehouse

  • They had to sink nearly forty feet to get to the gold strata, and part of the sinking was through a toughish kind of rock.


    B. L. (Benjamin Leopold) Farjeon

  • The tufts are from six inches to over a foot broad, very much branched, fibrous-fleshy, toughish.