ruffianism

[ ruhf-ee-uh-niz-uhm, ruhf-yuh- ]
/ ˈrʌf i əˌnɪz əm, ˈrʌf yə- /

noun

conduct befitting a ruffian.
ruffian character.

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Origin of ruffianism

First recorded in 1585–95; ruffian + -ism
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