verb (used with object), ruf·fled, ruf·fling.
verb (used without object), ruf·fled, ruf·fling.
Words nearby ruffle
Origin of ruffle1
SYNONYMS FOR ruffle
OTHER WORDS FROM ruffleruf·fly, adjectiveruf·fler, noun
Examples from the Web for ruffler
Sit you upon your chair that I may call one to send this ruffler here.'The Fifth Queen Crowned|Ford Madox Ford
As for Falconnet, he was even then a ruffler and a bully, though he was not of the army.The Master of Appleby|Francis Lynde
After the first hackle, called a ruffler, six other finer hackles were often used.Home Life in Colonial Days|Alice Morse Earle
To him your Bearnais is no better than a ruffler, a banditti captain, a guerilla chief.The White Plumes of Navarre|Samuel Rutherford Crockett
At sight of the red liquor the fury died out of the ruffler's face.Love-at-Arms|Raphael Sabatini