Meaning of RUFFIANO in Italian

Ruffiano in Italian

Ruffiano is an informal translation for panderer, boot-licker, kiss-ass.

OriginLikely from the Latin word rufianus, “with red hair”
Pronunciation/rufˈfjaːno/

Ruffiano
Panderer, boot-licker, kiss-ass


Ruffiano in Italian: Different forms

Like most nouns in Italian, ruffiano has two articles (definite or indefinite articles) and two numbers (singular or plural).

Un ruffiano
A boot-licker

Dei ruffiani
Some boot-lickers

Il ruffiano
The boot-licker

I ruffiani
The boot-lickers

a panderer

Ruffiano in Italian: Examples

Marco è un ruffiano, cerca sempre di ottenere favori dagli altri.
Marco is always a flatterer, he always tries to get favors from others.

Non fare il ruffiano solo per piacere agli altri, sii te stesso.
Don’t be a boot-licker just to please others, be yourself.

Non sopporto i ruffiani che cercano di ottenere favori con falsità.
I can’t stand panderers who try to gain favors through insincerity.


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