Synonyms of ruffian in English:

ruffian


See definition of ruffian

noun

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

SYNONYMS

thug, 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

Northern English Scottish informal keelie, ned

North American informal hood, goon

Australian NZ informal roughie, hoon

archaic miscreant

rare myrmidon