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ruffian

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a violent, brutal person who is often a member of an organized gang
  • a gang of ruffians preying upon people who ventured into that section of town

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The first known use of ruffian was circa 1525

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“Ruffian.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/ruffian. Accessed 20 Aug. 2022.

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