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tough·ie

 (tŭf′ē)
n. Informal
1. A thug; a tough.
2. A difficult problem.
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toughie

(ˈtʌfɪ)
n
a question that is difficult to answer
another name for tough
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tough•ie

or tough•y

(ˈtʌf i)

n., pl. tough•ies. Informal.
1. a tough person; rowdy.
2. a difficult problem or situation.
[1920–25]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.toughie - an aggressive and violent young criminaltoughie - an aggressive and violent young criminal
bully - a hired thug
criminal, crook, felon, malefactor, outlaw - someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime
2.toughie - a particularly difficult or baffling question or problemtoughie - a particularly difficult or baffling question or problem
problem - a question raised for consideration or solution; "our homework consisted of ten problems to solve"
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toughie

noun
Informal. A rough, violent person who engages in destructive actions:
Slang: hood, punk.
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Translations

toughie

[ˈtʌfɪ] N (= difficult question) → pregunta f peliaguda; (= person) → bravucón/ona m/f
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toughie

n (inf: = ruffian) → Raubein nt (inf); (= child)Rabauke m (inf); (= problem, question)harte Nuss; she thinks she’s a toughie and can take itsie hält sich für hart genug, das auszuhalten
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