Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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GRUFFUS, n. A stout, rough fellow. Abd. c.1850  in Bnffsh. Jnl. (27 Sept.1904) 6:
The orra man was ca'd Jock Duffus, A hairy, herty, hardy gruffus.

[Groff, gruff, adj. + -Us suff. as in Docus, Gawpus, etc.]

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