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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

- A ruffian is a scoundrel, rascal or unprincipled, deceitful, and unreliable person. Ruffian may refer to: Ruffian (horse) (1972–1975), a famous thoroughbred...
- Ruffian (April 17, 1972 – July 7, 1975) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse who won ten consecutive races, including the Acorn, Mother Goose and Coaching...
- The Ruffian (French: Le Ruffian) is a 1983 French-Canadian crime adventure film written and directed by José Giovanni and starring Lino Ventura, Bernard...
- Rockstar Dundee Limited (formerly Ruffian Games Limited) is a British video game developer based in Dundee. The company was founded in April 2008 by Gary...
- HMS Bellerophon, known to sailors as the "Billy Ruffian", was a ship of the line of the Royal Navy. A third-rate of 74 guns, she was launched in 1786...
- During the events leading to the American Civil War, border ruffians was the derogatory name for proslavery raiders from the slave state of Missouri, who...
- The Ruffian On the Stair is a play by British playwright Joe Orton which was first broadcast on BBC Radio in 1964, in a production by John Tydeman. It...
- The Ruffian Stakes is a Grade II American thoroughbred horse race for fillies and mares ages four-years-old and older run over a distance of one mile...
- Ruffian is 2007 American television film that tells the story of the U.S. Racing Hall of Fame Champion Thoroughbred filly Ruffian who went undefeated...
- Born Ruffians are a Canadian indie rock band based in Toronto. Officially founded in 2004 in the Georgian Bay town of Midland, Ontario, the band is composed...