Definition of ruffle
- a bird ruffling its feathers
- ruffle the pages of a book
Her hair was ruffled by the wind.
He ruffled some people with his constant complaining.
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
get one's goat, get on one's nerves, get to, rub the wrong way, set one's teeth on edge, stick in one's craw, wear on;
First Known Use: 1694See Words from the same year
: to move or lift (something) so that it is no longer smooth
: to make (someone) irritated, annoyed, worried, etc.
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