noun rul·lion \ˈrəlyən\

Definition of rullion



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 — more at rivel

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to cast off or become cast off

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