Meaning of ruffle shirt in English:

ruffle shirt

Pronunciation /ˈrʌfl ʃəːt/

noun

  • 1A shirt adorned with ruffles.

  • 2US historical A person who wears a ruffle shirt; (hence) a person of means; a snobbish person.

    The term is characteristic of the 1830s in America.

Origin

Mid 18th century. From ruffle + shirt.