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Definition 1: a cruel and brutal fellow - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for ruffian in the sense of this definition

(ruffian is a kind of ...) someone who attacks

(... is a kind of ruffian ) a swaggering tough; usually one acting as an agent of a political faction

(... is a kind of ruffian ) a bully employed as a thug or bodyguard

"the drug lord had his muscleman to protect him"

(... is a kind of ruffian ) a member of any of several British or American groups consisting predominantly of young people who shave their heads; some engage in white supremacist and anti-immigrant activities and this leads to the perception that all skinheads are racist and violent

(... is a kind of ruffian ) someone who bullies weaker people

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