Ruffler Ruf"fler, n. 1. One who ruffles; a swaggerer; a bully; a ruffian. [1913 Webster]

Assaults, if not murders, done at his own doors by that crew of rufflers. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. That which ruffles; specifically, a sewing machine attachment for making ruffles. [1913 Webster]

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  • Ruffler — This rare surname is first recorded in England in the late 17th Century. The form and spelling suggesting a continental origin and a variant Anglicized form of the Flemish Ruffelaert or the Breton Ruffelet both patronymics. This prognosis is… …   Surnames reference

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  • ruffler — See ruffle3. * * * …   Universalium

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  • ruffler — rÊŒflÉ™(r) n. one who forms into pleats; one who musses, one who dishevels; agitator, one who disturbs; annoyer, one who irritates …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ruffler — ruf·fler …   English syllables

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  • ruffler —   Ho opihapiha (as on a sewing machine) …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

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