adjective: tough, macho
noun: a man who’s tough, cool

This Tagalog slang is from the inversion of the syllables in the word tigas, meaning hard.

cool, badass, kickass, awesome, thug

Astig ng suot mo, pare!
Your duds are cool, dude!
= What you’re wearing is hip (in a masculine way).

Astig ng dating mo, pare!
You make a cool impression, bro!

ang dalawang astig
the two tough guys
= the two cool guys

ang mga astig ng Maynila
the tough guys of Manila

Sino ang pinaka-astig?
Who’s the toughest and coolest?