Definition of ruffer in English:

ruffer

noun

Cards
  • 1A person who ruffs at cards. rare.

  • 2Chiefly Whist and Bridge. A card that ruffs or trumps another.

noun

rare, historical
  • A device for ‘ruffing’ flax, consisting of a board studded with spikes or teeth.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in John Florio (1553–1625), author and teacher of languages. From ruff + -er<br>mid 19th century; earliest use found in Andrew Ure (1778–1857), chemist. Either a variant of rougher, or from ruff + -er.

Pronunciation

ruffer

/ˈrʌfə/