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ruffian   
      

It Has 7 letters ( r u f f i a n )         3 vowels ( u i a )         4 consonants ( r f f n )         Word on the contrary naiffur

Which the Definition/Meaning of ruffian in categoryENGLISH - ADJECTIVE
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English - Adjective

RUFFIAN (_comparative_ MORE RUFFIAN, _superlative_ MOST RUFFIAN) * Brutal; cruel; savagely boisterous; murderous. _RUFFIAN rage_

ruffian (comparative more ruffian, superlative most ruffian)

  1. Brutal; cruel; savagely boisterous; murderous.
    ruffian rage

Which the Definition/Meaning of ruffian in categoryENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY
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English - Etymology

From Middle French _rufian_, from Italian _ruffiano_ (“pimp”).

From Middle French rufian, from Italian ruffiano (“pimp”).

Which the Definition/Meaning of ruffian in categoryENGLISH - PRONUNCIATION
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English - Pronunciation

* IPA(key): /ˈrʌfiən/

  • IPA(key): /ˈrʌfiən/

Which the Definition/Meaning of ruffian in categoryENGLISH - NOUN
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English - Noun

RUFFIAN (_plural_ RUFFIANS) * A scoundrel, rascal, or unprincipled, deceitful, brutal and unreliable person. * Shakespeare Wilt thou on thy deathbed play the RUFFIAN? * (obsolete) A pimp; a pander. * (obsolete) A lover; a paramour. * Bishop Reynolds He [her husband] is no sooner abroad than she is instantly at home, revelling with her RUFFIANS. SYNONYMS * rogue * scamp TRANSLATIONS

ruffian (plural ruffians)

  1. A scoundrel, rascal, or unprincipled, deceitful, brutal and unreliable person.
  2. (obsolete) A pimp; a pander.
  3. (obsolete) A lover; a paramour.

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Which the Definition/Meaning of ruffian in categoryENGLISH - VERB
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English - Verb

RUFFIAN (_third-person singular simple present_ RUFFIANS, _present participle_ RUFFIANING, _simple past and past participle_ RUFFIANED) * To play the ruffian; to rage; to raise tumult. (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)

ruffian (third-person singular simple present ruffians, present participle ruffianing, simple past and past participle ruffianed)

  1. To play the ruffian; to rage; to raise tumult.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)

Which the Definition/Meaning of ruffian in categoryENGLISH - ANAGRAMS
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English - Anagrams

* funfair

Which the Definition/Meaning of ruffian in categoryFRENCH - NOUN
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French - Noun

RUFFIAN m (_plural_ RUFFIANS) * Alternative spelling of _rufian_ * 1943, Jean Ray, _Malpertuis, 1978 ed., p. 8_ Il n'y a que la fortune pour faire d'un RUFFIAN un honnête homme, soumis aux lois humaines.

ruffian m (plural ruffians)

  1. Alternative spelling of rufian

Which the Definition/Meaning of ruffian in categoryFRENCH - EXTERNAL LINKS
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French - External Links

* “ruffian” in _le Trésor de la langue française informatisé_ (_The Digitized Treasury of the French Language_).


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