Ruff – meaning of the word and examples

A projecting starched frill worn round the neck, characteristic of Elizabethan and Jacobean costume. (Oxford Dictionaries)

A projecting or conspicuously coloured ring of feathers or hair round the neck of a bird or mammal. (Oxford Dictionaries)

A large, stiff collar with many folds, worn in Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries, or a circle of hair or feathers growing round the neck of a bird or animal. (Cambridge Dictionary)

A large round collar of pleated muslin or linen worn by men and women of the late 16th and early 17th centuries. (Merriam – Webster)


Ruff clothing. Wikipedia.

Ruff vs rough. Homophones.


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