Definition of toughie in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtəfē/


1A person who is tough, determined, and not easily daunted.
Example sentences
  • When the going gets tough, you toughies really do get up - so make the extra effort this week to help others not fortunate enough to have been born Capricorns with some of your true grit, fortitude and soul support.
  • The toughies she encountered during her teaching career knew exactly where they stood with her and respected her for it.
  • College students are held in low esteem, thanks to commercial movies that regularly feature youth as toughies amid free-flowing booze, drugs, and gals.
2A difficult problem or question: Whom do you admire most? That’s a toughie
More example sentences
  • But some students cracked real toughies, too, without batting an eyelid.
  • That's a toughie, because there's no way to get around it - if they're fat-free, the cookies aren't so great, and you end up eating more.
  • That's a toughie, because they sometimes want detail.

Words that rhyme with toughie

fluffy, huffy, puffy, roughie, roughy, scruffy, snuffy, stuffy

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Syllabification: tough·ie

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