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Definition of ruff noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    ruff

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//rʌf//
     
     
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  1. 1a ring of colored or marked feathers or fur around the neck of a bird or an animal
  2. 2a wide, stiff, white collar with many folds in it, worn especially in the 16th and 17th centuries
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: ruff