Definition of ruffy in English:

ruffy

(also ruffie)

noun

Scottish
historical
  • A rough light made from a rag wick dipped in tallow.

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in John Sinclair (1754–1835), agricultural improver, politician, and codifier of ‘useful knowledge’. Apparently from ruff + -y.

Pronunciation

ruffy

/ˈrʌfi/