- 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
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Toughy has gone to the Doctor's to get a bottle of stuff for a sick woman, but will be here anon.
Toughy has gone to the doctor's to get a bottle of stuff for a sick woman but will be here anon.Bleak House