Definition of ruffianish in English:

ruffianish

adjective

  • Resembling or characteristic of a ruffian or ruffians; ruffianly.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Gabriel Harvey (c1552–1631), scholar and writer. From ruffian + -ish.

Pronunciation

ruffianish

/ˈrʌfɪənɪʃ/