Definition of toughie
: one that is tough: such asa : a difficult problem or questionb : a loud rough rowdy person
Examples of toughie in a Sentence
The last question on the test was a toughie.
He thinks he's a real toughie.
Recent Examples of toughie from the Web
Another cold-weather toughie is Alaska's red flat bark beetle, which, under lab conditions, can survive cooling down to minus 238 degrees Fahrenheit.
The surprises come from Rachel McAdams, who holds her own as a wise-cracking toughie, and PeÃ±a, who defrosts from macho pride mode with low-key grace.
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First Known Use of toughie
TOUGHIE Defined for English Language Learners
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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