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Tuff

adjective Creative respelling
Cool, awesome.
 
Used as a response to something that the speaker is excited or interested to hear. It is frequently used sarcastically when used with an exasperated voice.
Etymology : From Old English “toh” meaning “strong, powerful.” Began usage with the respelling “tuff” at least as early as Joy Wilt Berry and Ernie Hergenroeder’s book Tuff Stuff: A Children’s Book about Trauma from 1980. Began developing the meaning “cool” in the early 2000s and rose to popularity in the early 2010s.
Source : “I got straight As last year,” “Nice dude, that’s tuff” – my cousins, November 2019, Virginia, USA.
Last modified: 11 December 2019


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