Ruff vs Rufflike - What's the difference?
As a noun ruff
As an adjective rufflike is
resembling a ruff or some aspect of one.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
A shortening of (ruffle)
A gregarious, medium-sized wading bird of Eurasia, Philomachus pugnax .
# A male of the species. (The female is a reeve).
a small freshwater fish; a pope.
A circular frill or ruffle on a garment, especially a starched, fluted frill at the neck in Elizabethan and Jacobean England.
Anything formed with plaits or flutings, like the frill.
* (rfdate) Alexander Pope
(obsolete) An exhibition of pride or haughtiness.
* (rfdate) L'Estrange
- I reared this flower; / Soft on the paper ruff its leaves I spread.
(obsolete) Wanton or tumultuous procedure or conduct.
* (rfdate) Latimer
- How many princes in the ruff of all their glory, have been taken down from the head of a conquering army to the wheel of the victor's chariot!
(military) A low, vibrating beat of a drum, quieter than a roll; a ruffle.
(engineering) A collar on a shaft or other piece to prevent endwise motion.
A set of lengthened or otherwise modified feathers on or around the neck of a bird.
- to ruffle it out in a riotous ruff
To ruffle; to disorder.
(military) To beat with the ruff or ruffle, as a drum.
(hawking) To hit (the prey) without fixing it.
A card game similar to whist, and the predecessor of it.
(cards) To play a trump card to a trick, other than when trumps were led
Resembling a ruff or some aspect of one.