plural -s
chiefly Scottish
: a large rough-looking person or creature

Word History


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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“Rullion.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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