Ruffian Synonyms & Definitions

• Ruffian

  1. (v. i.) To play the ruffian; to rage; to raise tumult.
  2. (a.) brutal; cruel; savagely boisterous; murderous; as, ruffian rage.
  3. (n.) A boisterous, cruel, brutal fellow; a desperate fellow ready for murderous or cruel deeds; a cutthroat.
  4. (n.) A pimp; a pander; also, a paramour.

Bully, Rowdy, Tough,

• Ruffianish

  1. (a.) Having the qualities or manners of a ruffian; ruffianly.

• Ruffianous

  1. (a.) Ruffianly.