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Ruffian


RUF'FIAN, noun

A boisterous, brutal fellow; a fellow ready for any desperate crime; a robber; a cut-throat; a murderer.

RUF'FIAN, adjective Brutal; savagely boisterous; as ruffian rage.

RUF'FIAN, verb intransitive To play the ruffian; to rage; to raise tumult.