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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - (card games) the act of taking a trick with a trump when unable to follow suit; Common Eurasian sandpiper; A high tight collar; An external body part consisting of feathers or hair about the neck of a bird or other animal v. - Play a trump.

Usage examples (31)
  • His shoulders bear epaulets of dark feathers, called the ruff, and his fan-like tail is banded and cross-barred.
  • As a fashion it is not so extraordinary as the hoop-skirt, or as the neck ruff, which is again rising as a background to the lovely head.
  • The "ruff" economy seems to be getting to everyone, even Lucky!
  • HAMMER: Every dog has his day, but the stars ` dogs never have to "ruff" it. for more
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