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ruff

ruff

 
pronunciation:
ruhf
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a high, round, stiff collar of pleated or ruffled fabric worn by men and women in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
definition 2: a distinctively marked fringe or collar of hair, fur, or feathers around the neck of an animal or bird.
definition 3: a species of sandpiper found in Europe and Asia, the male of which exhibits a collar of erectile feathers during mating season.
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derivation: ruffed (adj.)
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The words ruff and rough (not smooth) sound alike but have different meanings.
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