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  1. a neckpiece or collar of lace, lawn, or the like, gathered into deep, full, regular folds, worn in the 16th and 17th centuries.

    Category: Clothing

  2. a collar, or set of lengthened or specially marked hairs or feathers, on the neck of an animal.

  3. a Eurasian sandpiper, Philomachus pugnax, the male of which has a large erectile ruff of feathers during the breeding season.

    Category: Ornithology

    Ref: Compare reeve3. 3

Origin of ruff:

1515–25; perh. back formation from ruffle1



  1. an act or instance of trumping in cards when one cannot follow suit.

    Category: Games

  2. an old game of cards resembling whist.

    Category: Games

  3. (v.i.)to trump when unable to follow suit.

    Category: Games

Origin of ruff:

1580–90; prob. < F ro(u)ffle, akin to It ronfa a card game, prob. < G Trumpftrump1


  1. a small European freshwater fish, Acerina cernua, of the perch family.

    Category: Ichthyology

Origin of ruff:

1400–50; ME ruf, roffe; perh. identical with rough


  1. ruffed(Adjective)

    having a ruff

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ruffed

    of Ruff

  2. Ruffed(adj)

    furnished with a ruff

Anagrams of ruffed

  1. duffer


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