Simple Definition of ruse
: a trick or act that is used to fool someone
Full Definition of ruse
: a wily subterfuge
Examples of ruse
His act was just a clever ruse to get me to go out with him.
Origin of ruse
French, from Old French, roundabout path taken by fleeing game, trickery, from reuser
First Known Use: 1625
Synonym Discussion of ruse
Definition of Ruse
city NE Bulgaria on the Danube S of Bucharest pop 158,000
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