\ ˈrüsh How to pronounce ruche (audio) \
variants: or ruching \ ˈrü-​shiŋ How to pronounce ruche (audio) \

Definition of ruche

: a pleated, fluted, or gathered strip of fabric used for trimming

Other Words from ruche

ruched \ ˈrüsht How to pronounce ruche (audio) \ adjective

Examples of ruche in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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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First Known Use of ruche

1806, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ruche

French ruche literally, beehive, from Medieval Latin rusca bark

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“Ruche.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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