Synonyms of ruffian in English:

ruffian


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noun

1‘she was set upon by a gang of young ruffians’

SYNONYMS
thug, roughneck, scoundrel, villain, rogue, rascal, lout, hooligan, hoodlum, vandal, delinquent, rowdy, bully boy, bully, brute
Australian larrikin
informal tough, bruiser, heavy, gorilla, yahoo
British informal rough, yob, yobbo, bovver boy, lager lout, chav, hoodie
Scottish, Northern English informal keelie, ned
North American informal hood, goon
Australian, New Zealand informal roughie, hoon
archaic miscreant
rare myrmidon