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1 : To play the ruffian; to rage; to raise tumult.

2 : brutal; cruel; savagely boisterous; murderous; as, ruffian rage.

3 : A boisterous, cruel, brutal fellow; a desperate fellow ready for murderous or cruel deeds; a cutthroat.

4 : A pimp; a pander; also, a paramour.

5 : Ruffians, collectively; a body of ruffians.

6 : Having the qualities or manners of a ruffian; ruffianly.

7 : Ruffianly.

8 : Like a ruffian; bold in crimes; characteristic of a ruffian; violent; brutal.

9 : Ruffianly.

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1 : Ruffian

v. i.

To play the ruffian; to rage; to raise tumult.

2 : Ruffian

a.

brutal; cruel; savagely boisterous; murderous; as, ruffian rage.

3 : Ruffian

n.

A boisterous, cruel, brutal fellow; a desperate fellow ready for murderous or cruel deeds; a cutthroat.

4 : Ruffian

n.

A pimp; a pander; also, a paramour.

5 : Ruffianage

n.

Ruffians, collectively; a body of ruffians.

6 : Ruffianish

a.

Having the qualities or manners of a ruffian; ruffianly.

7 : Ruffianlike

a.

Ruffianly.

8 : Ruffianly

a.

Like a ruffian; bold in crimes; characteristic of a ruffian; violent; brutal.

9 : Ruffianous

a.

Ruffianly.

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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 racehorse
  • Ruffian (film), a 2007 television movie about the racehorse
  • Ruffian Games, a Scottish games developer
  • Ruffian, a chess engine
  • Ruffian 23, Irish sailboat designed by Billy Brown
  • Border Ruffians, pro-Slavery activists from Missouri in the American Civil War
  • The Ruffian on the Stair, a 1964 British play
  • HMS Bellerophon (1786), also known as Billy Ruffian
  • The Ruffians, the major antagonists of the Nintendo game Sin and Punishment
  • British codename of the German X-Geraet, radar system
  • The Ruffian, a 1983 French-Canadian criminal adventure film

From Wiktionary

Contents

  • 1 English
    • 1.1 Etymology
    • 1.2 Pronunciation
    • 1.3 Noun
      • 1.3.1 Synonyms
      • 1.3.2 Translations
    • 1.4 Verb
    • 1.5 Adjective
    • 1.6 Anagrams
  • 2 French
    • 2.1 Noun
    • 2.2 Further reading

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French rufian, from Italian ruffiano (pimp).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɹʌfi.ən/

Noun[edit]

ruffian (plural ruffians)

  1. A scoundrel, rascal, or unprincipled, deceitful, brutal and unreliable person.
    • Shakespeare
      Wilt thou on thy deathbed play the ruffian?
  2. (obsolete) A pimp; a pander.
  3. (obsolete) A lover; a paramour.
    • Bishop Reynolds
      He [her husband] is no sooner abroad than she is instantly at home, revelling with her ruffians.

Synonyms[edit]

  • rogue
  • scamp

Translations[edit]

Verb[edit]

ruffian (third-person singular simple present ruffians, present participle ruffianing, simple past and past participle ruffianed)

  1. To play the ruffian; to rage; to raise tumult.
    "Methinks the wind does speak aloud at land; A fuller blast ne'er shook our battlements. If it hath ruffianed so upon the sea,". - Othello, Act II, Scene I

Adjective[edit]

ruffian (comparative more ruffian, superlative most ruffian)

  1. Brutal; cruel; savagely boisterous; murderous.
    ruffian rage

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for ruffian in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

Anagrams[edit]

  • funfair

French[edit]

Noun[edit]

ruffian m (plural ruffians)

  1. Alternative spelling of rufian
    • 1943, Jean Ray, Malpertuis, 1978 ed., p. 8
      Il n'y a que la fortune pour faire d'un ruffian un honnête homme, soumis aux lois humaines.

Further reading[edit]

  • “ruffian” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).