ruffiano

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian roffia (dirt), from hrŭf (eschar, crust). Cognate with Icelandic hrufla (to scratch), English ruffle.

Noun[edit]

ruffiano m (plural ruffiani)

  1. pander, procurer, pimp
  2. bootlicker
  3. sycophant
  4. flunky
  5. hanger-on

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