tough

Definitions

General English

Medical

  • adjective unable to break or tear easily

Slang

  • adjective excellent. A vogue term from the early 1990s, applied particularly to music.
  • adjective unpleasant, disgusting, ugly, etc. A vogue term of disapproval that originated in the language of black street gangs in the early 1990s and was adopted by other adolescents

Wine

  • used to describe a full-bodied wine with an astringent taste due to excess tannin. This will often soften with ageing.
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