[ tuhf-ish ]

  1. somewhat tough.

Origin of toughish

First recorded in 1770–80; tough + -ish1

Words Nearby toughish Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use toughish in a sentence

  • 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.

    Grif | B. L. (Benjamin Leopold) Farjeon
  • Thus cried another sailor—a toughish customer also—and, as his voice rang out, a dozen more came running to the spot.

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

  • The meat, being just killed, may be somewhat toughish, but I'll warrant it fresh and high-flavoured.

  • 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