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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A cruel and brutal fellow.

Usage examples (35)
  • They were subduing, for want of a better word, some dangerous ruffian.
  • It does not appear, however, that the term ruffian is altogether misplaced.
  • Far to the north, and calls his ruffian blafts J His blafts obey, and quit the howling hill.
  • He didn't like Ceorl, not even a little, but the ruffian was a good man to have along in a brawl. for more
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