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Noun: ruff  rúf
  1. An external body part consisting of feathers or hair about the neck of a bird or other animal
    - frill
  2. A high tight collar
    - choker, ruffle, neck ruff
  3. Common Eurasian sandpiper; the male has an erectile neck ruff in breeding season
    - Philomachus pugnax
  4. (card games) the act of taking a trick with a trump when unable to follow suit
    - trumping
  5. A small freshwater European perch (Acerina vulgaris)
    - ruffe
Verb: ruff  rúf
  1. (card game) play a trump
    - trump

Sounds like: h, ruff

Derived forms: ruffed, ruffing, ruffs

Type of: collar, external body part, go, move, neckband, play, sandpiper, turn

Part of: bridge, genus Philomachus, Philomachus

Encyclopedia: Ruff, Thomas