Definition of rough scuff in English:

rough scuff

(also ruff scuff)

noun

US
rare, historical
  • A low, coarse, rough, or disreputable person, a ruffian. Also (with singular or plural concord): such people collectively; riff-raff, rabble.

Origin

Early 19th century. From rough + scuff.

Pronunciation

rough scuff

/ˈrʌf skʌf/