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English definition of “toughie”

toughie

noun [C] (PERSON)    /ˈtʌf.i/ informal
mainly US or old-fashioned informal a violent personUnpleasant people in generalUnpleasant men a strong person who is not easily made weaker or defeatedPhysically strong and powerful
(Definition of toughie noun (PERSON) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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