Definition of Ruffian. Meaning of Ruffian. Synonyms of Ruffian

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Definition of Ruffian

Ruffian
Ruffian Ruf"fian (? or ?; 277), n. [F. rufien, OF. ruffen, ruffian, pimp. libertine, ake; cf. pr. & Sp. rufian, It. ruffiano; all perhaps of German or Dutch origin; cf. G. raufen to pluck, scuffle, fight, OD. roffen to pander. Cf. Ruffle to grow urbulent.] 1. A pimp; a pander; also, a paramour. [Obs.] he [her husband] is no sooner abroad than she is instantly at home, reveling with her ruffians. --Bp. Reynolds. 2. A boisterous, cruel, brutal fellow; a desperate fellow ready for murderous or cruel deeds; a cutthroat. Wilt thou on thy deathbed play the ruffian? --Shak.
Ruffian
Ruffian Ruf"fian, a. brutal; cruel; savagely boisterous; murderous; as, ruffian rage.
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Ruffian Ruf"fian, v. i. To play the ruffian; to rage; to raise tumult. [R.] --Shak.

Meaning of Ruffian from wikipedia

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- Ruffian Games is a British video game developer founded in 2008. The developer was formed by two members, Billy Thomson and Gaz Liddon, of the video game...
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