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ruffian

noun [C] uk   us   /ˈrʌf.i.ən/ old-fashioned or humorous
a violent, wild, and unpleasant person, usually a man
Translations of “ruffian”
in Vietnamese tên lưu manh…
in Spanish rufián, gamberro, matón…
in Thai นักเลง…
in Malaysian samseng…
in French voyou…
in German der Rohling…
in Chinese (Traditional) 流氓,暴徒,惡棍(通常指男性)…
in Indonesian bajingan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 流氓,暴徒,恶棍(通常指男性)…
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