toughie

noun tough·ie \ ˈtə-fē \
variants: or less commonly toughy

Definition of toughie

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

Examples of toughie in a Sentence

  1. The last question on the test was a toughie.

  2. He thinks he's a real toughie.

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First Known Use of toughie

1921


TOUGHIE Defined for English Language Learners

toughie

noun

Definition of toughie for English Language Learners

  • : a difficult problem or question

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



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