tough guy

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Noun1.tough guy - someone who bullies weaker peopletough guy - someone who bullies weaker people  
bully, hooligan, roughneck, rowdy, ruffian, yob, yobbo, yobo, tough - a cruel and brutal fellow
Ted, Teddy boy - a tough youth of 1950's and 1960's wearing Edwardian style clothes
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The 'Joy' star noted, "We all knew he was a dog, we knew that he was a tough guy, a brute, a tough guy to negotiate with.
ROSS KEMP'S BRITAIN (SKY1, 9pm) HE'S the tough guy of Albert Square turned tough guy of filmmaking.
But most of the international competitors aiming to win the original Tough Guy challenge were disqualified because they failed to properly complete the gruelling course.
Rios is a tough guy, and tough guys don't win fights; good boxers win fights," revealed Roach.
Darren completed the 10km Tough Guy challenge in Wolverhampton to raise money for Sparks, the children's medical research charity.
It features Antony Starr as tough guy Lucas Hood, a brooding master thief who, having been released from jail, assumes the identity of a murdered police sheriff in the small rural town of Banshee, Philadelphia.
The Tough Guy Challenge entails a seven-mile cross country run through thick mud, followed by 10 slaloms up and down a near-vertical hill before finishing with a three-mile obstacle course through fire, electric wires, even more mud and freezing water.
Summary: Muddied and bloodied, German junior doctor Knut Hoehler won this year's gruelling Tough Guy race in the English Midlands on Sunday.
All that being said, I freely admit I like to buy and read Handgunner in order to burnish my tough guy image.
Sweet Money Girl / Life and Death of a Tough Guy collects a pair of two-fisted action novels by New York City Hell's Kitchen native Benjamin Appel (1907-1977).
Street Smarts from Christian Martial Arts addresses not only how the author dealt with bullying and other difficult situations--such as how he defused a potential fight in a seedy bar when he was confronted by a tough guy with seven friends--but also the spiritual dimension of faith in Jesus Christ as protection against the "fatal blow of the devil.
Both have difficult home lives; smart aleck Mick finds solace in reading, despite his alcoholic father, while tough guy Boot, who loves playing guitar, tries to avoid his physically abusive dad.