variants or ruching
: a pleated, fluted, or gathered strip of fabric used for trimming
ruched adjective

Examples of ruche in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Beckham went for even more coverage with a long-sleeve black dress with flattering ruches while stepping out in London. Nicol Natale, Peoplemag, 12 Nov. 2023 The model was photographed wearing a Vivienne Westwood bustier micro dress with a bow and ruche detailing for her Rhode one-year anniversary dinner. Alyssa Bailey, ELLE, 16 June 2023 Painted in profile against a leafy background, the model, an actress known as Jane Demarsy, wears a floral pompadour dress, a cabriolet hat topped with roses and daisies and trimmed with a ruche, a dashing black scarf and long suede gloves. Washington Post, 7 June 2019

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Word History


French ruche literally, beehive, from Medieval Latin rusca bark

First Known Use

1806, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ruche was in 1806

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Cite this Entry

“Ruche.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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