[ tuhf-ee ]
/ ˈtʌf i /

noun, plural tough·ies.

Definition for toughy (2 of 2)


or tough·y

[ tuhf-ee ]
/ ˈtʌf i /

noun Informal.

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

First recorded in 1920–25; tough + -ie Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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