Definitions for ruckrʌk

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word ruck

Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a large number or quantity; mass.

  2. the great mass of undistinguished or inferior persons or things.

Origin of ruck:

1175–1225; ME ruke, perh. < Scand; cf. Norw ruka in same senses; akin to rick


  1. a fold or wrinkle; crease.

  2. (v.i.)to make or become creased or wrinkled.

Origin of ruck:

1780–90; < ON hrukka a wrinkle

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ruck, herd(noun)

    a crowd especially of ordinary or undistinguished persons or things

    "his brilliance raised him above the ruck"; "the children resembled a fairy herd"

  2. pucker, ruck(verb)

    an irregular fold in an otherwise even surface (as in cloth)

  3. pucker, ruck, ruck up(verb)

    become wrinkled or drawn together

    "her lips puckered"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ruck(noun)

    a roc

  2. Ruck

    to draw into wrinkles or unsightly folds; to crease; as, to ruck up a carpet

  3. Ruck(verb)

    a wrinkle or crease in a piece of cloth, or in needlework

  4. Ruck(verb)

    to cower; to huddle together; to squat; to sit, as a hen on eggs

  5. Ruck(noun)

    a heap; a rick

  6. Ruck(noun)

    the common sort, whether persons or things; as, the ruck in a horse race


Find a translation for the ruck definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these ruck definitions with the community:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"ruck." STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 17 Dec. 2014. <>.

Are we missing a good definition for ruck?

The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations

A Member Of The STANDS4 Network

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for ruck: