"toughs" in the noun sense
1. street fighter, tough
someone who learned to fight in the streets rather than being formally trained in the sport of boxing
2. hood, hoodlum, goon, punk, thug, tough, toughie, strong-armer
an aggressive and violent young criminal
3. bully, tough, hooligan, ruffian, roughneck, rowdy, yob, yobo, yobbo
a cruel and brutal fellow
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