Definition of ruffler
1 archaic : a vagabond rogue or beggar of the 16th century often professing to be an injured soldier
2 : a swaggering roistering fellow strut like the bold rufflers they fancied themselves to be — T. B. Costain
3 : disturber a great ruffler of pat orthodoxies
4 : a sewing-machine attachment for making ruffles
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Origin and Etymology of ruffler
1ruffle + -er
First Known Use: 1535See Words from the same year
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