HyperDic: ruffian

English > 1 sense of the word ruffian:
NOUNperson ruffian, bully, tough, hooligan, roughneck, rowdy, yob, yobo, yobboa cruel and brutal fellow
English > ruffian: 1 sense > noun 1, person
MeaningA cruel and brutal fellow.
Synonymsbully, tough, hooligan, roughneck, rowdy, yob, yobo, yobbo
NarrowerbullyboyA swaggering tough
muscleman, muscleA bully employed as a thug or bodyguard
skinhead, skinA young person who belongs to a British or American group that shave their heads and gather at rock concerts or engage in white supremacist demonstrations
tough guy, plug-uglysomeone who bullies weaker people
Broaderattacker, aggressor, assailant, assaultersomeone who attacks
Spanishbullanguero, camorrista, gallito, gamberra, gamberro, gorila, hampón, hooligan, matachín, matasiete, matón, patotero, pendenciero, perdonavidas, rufian, rufián, vándala, vándalo
Catalanbatusser, bergant, breguista, cercabregues, fanàtic, gall, gamberro, goril·la, matón, perdonavides, pinxo, rufià, vàndal
Adjectivesruffianlyviolent and lawless

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