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Definition of tough guy

tough guy

  • egotistical, way too cool.
    What's up, tough guy?

    Last edited on Oct 25 2001. Submitted by CKC from Poulsbo, WA, USA on Oct 25 2001.


  • sarcastic form of address or reference for someone one feels superior to.

    Citation from "Chapter 3", The Confession (TV), Season 1 Episode 3 (2011) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Feb 18 2013. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on May 06 2011.

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