Main meanings of ruffler in English

: ruffler1ruffler2

ruffler1

Pronunciation /ˈrʌflə/

noun

  • 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.

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Acts of Parliament. From ruffle + -er.

Main meanings of ruffler in English

: ruffler1ruffler2

ruffler2

Pronunciation /ˈrʌflə/

noun

  • An attachment for a sewing machine, used for making ruffles.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Annual Reports Commissioner Patents 1867. From ruffle + -er.