Ruffian - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈrʌfɪən|  American pronunciation of the word ruffian
Brit.  |ˈrʌfɪən|  British pronunciation of the word ruffian


- a cruel and brutal fellow (syn: bully, hooligan, roughneck, rowdy, tough, yob, yobbo)

Extra examples

...a gang of ruffians preying upon people who ventured into that section of town...

A ruffian waylaid her in the street.

Word forms

singular: ruffian
plural: ruffians
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