noun ruf·fler \-f(ə)lə(r)\

Definition of ruffler



  1. 1 archaic :  a vagabond rogue or beggar of the 16th century often professing to be an injured soldier

  2. 2 :  a swaggering roistering fellow strut like the bold rufflers they fancied themselves to be — T. B. Costain

  3. 3 :  disturber a great ruffler of pat orthodoxies

  4. 4 :  a sewing-machine attachment for making ruffles

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Origin and Etymology of ruffler

1ruffle + -er

First Known Use: 1535

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