toughie

Definitions of toughie
  1. noun
    a particularly difficult or baffling question or problem
    synonyms: poser, sticker, stumper
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    type of:
    problem
    a question raised for consideration or solution
  2. noun
    an aggressive and violent young criminal
    synonyms: goon, hood, hoodlum, punk, strong-armer, thug, tough
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    types:
    bully
    a hired thug
    type of:
    criminal, crook, felon, malefactor, outlaw
    someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime
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