Someone who learned to fight in the streets rather than being formally trained in the sport of boxing.
synonym: street fighter.
An aggressive and violent young criminal.
Dutch: gangster, schoelie, schurk
A cruel and brutal fellow.
Dutch: barbaar, beest, beestmens, beul, bloedhond, bruut, bullebak, hooligan, kwelduivel, kwelgeest ... show more
Polish: bandyta, oprych, opryszek, rzezimieszek, zbir
Not given to gentleness or sentimentality.
Very difficult; severely testing stamina or resolution:
— The competition was tough.
— It's a tough life.
— It was a tough job.
Polish: bezlitosny, nielitościwy
— The tough bottoms of his feet.
Substantially made or constructed:
— A tough all-weather fabric.
— Some plastics are as tough as metal.
Violent and lawless:
— Tough street gangs.
Feeling physical discomfort or pain (`tough' is occasionally used colloquially for `bad'):
— He was feeling tough after a restless night.
Resistant to cutting or chewing.
Unfortunate or hard to bear:
— A tough break.
Making great mental demands; hard to comprehend or solve or believe.
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