ruffian

خسيس

noun

  1. A tough or rowdy person.

    from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  2. A thug or gangster.

    from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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Examples

  • It does not appear, however, that the term ruffian is altogether misplaced.

    Lectures and Essays

  • Uncle Angelo had a brother, Salvatore, who was known as a ruffian by most men in the streets.

    This Family of Mine

  • The Countess preserves her impenetrable composure; nothing in her betrays the deadly hatred with which she regards the titled ruffian who has insulted her.

    The Haunted Hotel: A Mystery of Modern Venice

  • I was surprised-because while I'll do anything, myself, he didn't strike me as the sort who'd lower himself to being a whore's ruffian, which is what it amounted to.

    Isabelle

  • He didn't like Ceorl, not even a little, but the ruffian was a good man to have along in a brawl.

    Rulers of the Darkness

Wikipedia

A ruffian is a scoundrel, rascal or unprincipled, deceitful, and unreliable person.

Ruffian may refer to:

Related Words For ruffian

hypernym

aggressor

attacker

assailant

hyponym

bullyboy

muscle

tough guy

synonym

pimp

pander

cutthroat

same-context

scoundrel

villain

robber