n.1.(Card Playing) A game similar to whist, and the predecessor of it.
v. i. & t.1.(Card Playing) To trump.
n.1.A muslin or linen collar plaited, crimped, or fluted, worn formerly by both sexes, now only by women and children.
Here to-morrow with his best ruff on.
- Shak.
2.Something formed with plaits or flutings, like the collar of this name.
I reared this flower; . . .
Soft on the paper ruff its leaves I spread.
- Pope.
3.An exhibition of pride or haughtiness.
4.Wanton or tumultuous procedure or conduct.
To ruffle it out in a riotous ruff.
- Latimer.
5.(Mil.) A low, vibrating beat of a drum, not so loud as a roll; a ruffle.
6.(Mach.) A collar on a shaft ot other piece to prevent endwise motion. See Illust. of Collar.
7.(Zool.) A set of lengthened or otherwise modified feathers round, or on, the neck of a bird.
8.(Zool.) A limicoline bird of Europe and Asia (Pavoncella pugnax, syn. Philomachus pugnax) allied to the sandpipers. The males during the breeding season have a large ruff of erectile feathers, variable in their colors, on the neck, and yellowish naked tubercles on the face. They are polygamous, and are noted for their pugnacity in the breeding season. The female is called reeve, or rheeve.
v. t.1.To ruffle; to disorder.
[imp. & p. p. Ruffed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Ruffing.]
2.(Mil.) To beat with the ruff or ruffle, as a drum.
3.(Hawking) To hit, as the prey, without fixing it.
4.(Card Playing) To play a trump card at bridge; as, he ruffed his partner's ace.
n.1.(Zool.) A small freshwater European perch (Acerina vulgaris); - called also pope, blacktail, and stone perch, or striped perch.
Noun1.Ruffruff - a high tight collar
Synonyms: neck ruff, ruffle, choker
2.Ruffruff - common Eurasian sandpiper; male has an erectile ruff in breeding season
3.ruff - the act of taking a trick with a trump when unable to follow suit
Synonyms: trumping
Verb1.ruff - play a trump
Synonyms: trump
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