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  1. ruff2


Princeton's WordNet

  1. frill, ruffnoun

    an external body part consisting of feathers or hair about the neck of a bird or other animal

    ruffle, gimcrack, gimcrackery, frill, falderol, folderal, neck ruff, flounce, furbelow, trumping, nonsense, trumpery, choker

  2. choker, ruff, ruffle, neck ruffnoun

    a high tight collar

    flounce, disturbance, garrotter, frill, throttler, strangler, neckband, choker, dog collar, garroter, trumping, fray, furbelow, ruffle, collar, affray, neck ruff

  3. ruff, Philomachus pugnaxnoun

    common Eurasian sandpiper; the male has an erectile neck ruff in breeding season

    frill, neck ruff, trumping, ruffle, choker

  4. ruff, trumpingverb

    (card games) the act of taking a trick with a trump when unable to follow suit

    frill, neck ruff, trumping, ruffle, choker

  5. trump, ruffverb

    play a trump

    scoop, trump, best, trump out, outflank, outdo

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. ruffnoun


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