Origin of ruffian
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How to use ruffian in a sentence
The mercenary, ruffian crew Marsac recruits for assistance is clearly not to be trusted.Flashing blades, secret passages, mistaken identities: ‘A Gentleman of France’ is a classic adventure tale|Michael Dirda|September 1, 2021|Washington Post
As a boy, he admired the hoodlums and ruffians he saw on the streets.The Mobster Who Brought Armenia and Azerbaijan Together … in Death|Fiona Zublin|October 9, 2020|Ozy
We know the governor, despite his popularity and his toe-dips into bipartisanship, has a reputation as a ruffian.
Of course I had to satisfy the ruffian's insolent demands, but I did so under protest.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
The ruffian released him at last, and, leaping to his feet, was gone before Rabecque could rise.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
Up the slope they dashed, and past the place where Matt and Clip had had their encounter with Jem and the other ruffian.Motor Matt's "Century" Run|Stanley R. Matthews
It was hard work to keep his hands off the ruffian who was one of the main causes of the trouble.The Weight of the Crown|Fred M. White
At length one bold ruffian came near her, but was struck dead at her feet by a thunderbolt.