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Ruffian (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Ruffian

The devil. CANT.—May the ruffian nab the cuffin queer, and let the harmanbeck trine with his kinchins about his colquarren; may the Devil take the justice, and let the constable be hanged with his children about his neck. The ruffian cly thee; the Devil take thee. Ruffian cook ruffian, who scalded the Devil in his feathers; a saying of a bad cook. Ruffian sometimes also means, a justice.

Definition taken from The 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, originally by Francis Grose.

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