ruffianize

verb
ruf·​fi·​an·​ize | \-ˌnīz\
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of ruffianize 

intransitive verb

: to act in a ruffianly manner

transitive verb

: to make ruffianly

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First Known Use of ruffianize

1833, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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