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“… to talk and use a ruffle of finger love …”

meanings of ruffle


  1. To disturb; especially, to cause to flutter.
  2. To become disordered; to play loosely; to flutter.
  3. To make into a ruff; to draw or contract into puckers, plaits, or folds; to wrinkle.
  4. To grow rough, boisterous, or turbulent.
  5. To throw together in a disorderly manner.
  6. To make a ruffle in; to curl or flute, as an edge of fabric.
  7. To erect in a ruff, as feathers.
  8. To be rough; to jar; to be in contention; hence, to put on airs; to swagger.
  9. To beat with the ruff or ruffle, as a drum.


  1. A low, vibrating beat of a drum, quieter than a roll; a ruff.
  2. Disturbance; agitation; commotion.
  3. Any gathered or curled strip of fabric added as trim or decoration.
  4. The connected series of large egg capsules, or oothecae, of several species of American marine gastropods of the genus Fulgur.

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