• WordNet 3.6
    • n toughie a particularly difficult or baffling question or problem
    • n toughie an aggressive and violent young criminal
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In literature:

Toughy has gone to the doctor's to get a bottle of stuff for a sick woman but will be here anon.
"Bleak House" by Charles Dickens
She was a toughie, lived in our street, I used to write mash notes to.
"Three Soldiers" by John Dos Passos

In news:

The hip-hop toughie is now a licensed boxing promoter in New York, according to Sports Illustrated.