Ruff vs Rufflike - What's the difference?

ruff | rufflike |

As a noun ruff

is reputation.

As an adjective rufflike is

resembling a ruff or some aspect of one.



Etymology 1

A shortening of (ruffle)


(en noun)
  • 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
  • I reared this flower; / Soft on the paper ruff its leaves I spread.
  • (obsolete) An exhibition of pride or haughtiness.
  • * (rfdate) L'Estrange
  • 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!
  • (obsolete) Wanton or tumultuous procedure or conduct.
  • * (rfdate) Latimer
  • to ruffle it out in a riotous ruff
  • (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.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To ruffle; to disorder.
  • (Spenser)
  • (military) To beat with the ruff or ruffle, as a drum.
  • (hawking) To hit (the prey) without fixing it.
  • Etymology 2


    (en noun)
  • A card game similar to whist, and the predecessor of it.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • (cards) To play a trump card to a trick, other than when trumps were led
  • Synonyms

    Derived terms

    * overruff * underruff

    See also


    Etymology 3


  • (colloquial)
  • Etymology 4

    Onomatopoeic. English onomatopoeias


    (en interjection)
  • The bark of a dog; woof.
  • rufflike



    (en adjective)
  • Resembling a ruff or some aspect of one.