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Definition of ruffle
verb [with object]
1disorder or disarrange (someone’s hair), typically by running one’s hands through it:he ruffled her hair affectionately (of a bird) erect (its feathers) in anger or display:on his departure to the high wires, the starling ruffled his feathers and flirted his wings disturb the smoothness or tranquility of:the evening breeze ruffled the surface of the pond in the yard disconcert or upset the composure of (someone):Brian had been ruffled by her questions 2
(usually as adjective ruffled
) ornament with or gather into a frill:a blouse with a high ruffled neck
1an ornamental gathered or goffered frill of lace or other cloth on a garment, especially around the wrist or neck.