Meaning of ruff

ruff

Pronunciation: (ruf), [key]
—v.t.
  1. tease (def. 3).

ruff

Pronunciation: (ruf), [key]
—n.
  1. an act or instance of trumping when one cannot follow suit.
  2. an old game of cards, resembling whist.
—v.t., v.i.
  1. to trump when unable to follow suit.

ruff

Pronunciation: (ruf), [key]
— n.
  1. a small European freshwater fish, Acerina cernua, of the perch family.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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