Definition of ruffle:

part of speech: verb

To beat the ruffle.

part of speech: verb

To wrinkle or plait a strip of fine cloth; to distrurb a smooth surface, as water; to agitate; to dscompose; to put out of temper.

part of speech: noun

A strip of cambric or fine linen plaited or contracted into wrinkles, and sewed to the border of a garment, generally unerstood of ornaments at the wrist; disturbance; agitation.

part of speech: noun

In mil., a low roll of the drum, accompanied with the presenting of arms; a kind of flourish upon a drum.

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