Definition of ruffiano in English:

ruffiano

noun

  • Chiefly in Italian contexts: = "ruffian".

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas Coryate (?1577–1617), traveller and writer. From Italian ruffiano ruffian.

Pronunciation

ruffiano

/ˌrʊfɪˈɑːnəʊ/