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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A thug; a tough.
  • noun A difficult problem.

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  • noun informal Something that is tough, or difficult.

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  • noun a particularly difficult or baffling question or problem
  • noun an aggressive and violent young criminal

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