Especially in the 16th and 17th centuries: a member of a class of vagabonds and rogues said to operate in the guise of maimed soldiers and sailors; a vagabond, a beggar.
Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Acts of Parliament. From ruffle + -er.
An attachment for a sewing machine, used for making ruffles.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Annual Reports Commissioner Patents 1867. From ruffle + -er.