This Tagalog slang is from the inversion of the syllables in the word tigas, meaning hard.
adjective: tough, macho
noun: a man who’s tough, cool
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!
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?