underruff

intransitive verb

Definition of underruff

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to ruff with a trump smaller than one already played so as to avoid discarding from another suit

underruff

noun

Definition of underruff (Entry 2 of 2)

: the act of underruffing

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History and Etymology for underruff

Intransitive verb

under entry 1 + ruff

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“Underruff.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/underruff. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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