noun tough·ie \ˈtə-fē\

: a difficult problem or question

: a tough person : a strong person who is not afraid

plural tough·ies

Full Definition of TOUGHIE

:  one that is tough: as
a :  a loud rough rowdy person
b :  a difficult problem or question

Variants of TOUGHIE

tough·ie also toughy \ˈtə-fē\

Examples of TOUGHIE

  1. The last question on the test was a toughie.
  2. He thinks he's a real toughie.

First Known Use of TOUGHIE


Rhymes with TOUGHIE


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