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Definition of Ruffle


  1. To make into a ruff; to draw or contract into puckers, plaits, or folds; to wrinkle.
  2. To furnish with ruffles; as, to ruffle a shirt.
  3. To oughen or disturb the surface of; to make uneven by agitation or commotion.
  4. To erect in a ruff, as feathers.
  5. To beat with the ruff or ruffle, as a drum.
  6. To discompose; to agitate; to disturb.
  7. To throw into disorder or confusion.
  8. To throw together in a disorderly manner.
  9. To grow rough, boisterous, or turbulent.
  10. To become disordered; to play loosely; to flutter.
  11. To be rough; to jar; to be in contention; hence, to put on airs; to swagger.
  12. That which is ruffled; specifically, a strip of lace, cambric, or other fine cloth, plaited or gathered on one edge or in the middle, and used as a trimming; a frill.
  13. A state of being ruffled or disturbed; disturbance; agitation; commotion; as, to put the mind in a ruffle.
  14. A low, vibrating beat of a drum, not so loud as a roll; -- called also ruff.
  15. The connected series of large egg capsules, or oothecae, of any one of several species of American marine gastropods of the genus Fulgur. See Ootheca.

Ruffle Translations

ruffle in Italian is irrigidire
ruffle in Spanish is erizar