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[ ruhf-uhld ]


  1. (of apparel) having ruffles.
  2. disturbed, vexed, or irritated.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of ruffled1

First recorded in 1600–10; ruffle 1 + -ed 2

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Example Sentences

I was comforted by the fact that my son-in-law didn’t get ruffled.

It still will be beautiful, shiny as ruffled taffeta, full of the earth’s greenest goods, a little salty, a little creamy, and just the way you like it.

The creation has a feathery train and a ragged flow of ruffled panels, which create the body of the dress and extend to the floor.

His ruffled appearance helped casting directors and audiences: Hoffman looked all too real.

At the Christening of Prince George, The Duchess of Cambridge looked radiant in an ivory-colored Alexander McQueen ruffled suit.

This statement ruffled the feathers of educated Jews for a number of reasons.

“That was just ruffled egos down here,” says one senior Capitol Hill aide.

Not a zephyr ruffled the leaf of a rose, and a soft breathing fragrance bathed his reposing senses.

"It's like that out here on the Riviera," said Jane, shaking her head so gloomily that the ruffled cap wobbled.

By man or Nature I never saw him ruffled or in the least degree disturbed.

He came through the door of the hospital room, that map of Ireland he uses for a face ruffled up in a wide grin.

She knew that Harney liked to see its reddish edges ruffled about her forehead and breaking into little rings at the nape.