rullion

noun rul·lion \ˈrəlyən\

Definition of rullion

plural

-s

chiefly Scottish

  1. :  a large rough-looking person or creature

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Origin and Etymology of rullion

probably from obsolete English (Scots) rullion shoe made of untanned leather, probably alteration of Middle English (Scots) rewelin, rewling shoe of rawhide, from Old English rifeling; perhaps akin to Old English gehriflian to wrinkle, shrivel


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