(transitive) To make a ruffle in; to curl or flute, as an edge of fabric.
Ruffle the end of the cuff.
(transitive) To disturb; especially, to cause to flutter.
The wind ruffled the papers.
Her sudden volley of insults ruffled his composure.
(intransitive) To grow rough, boisterous, or turbulent.
(intransitive) To become disordered; to play loosely; to flutter.
(intransitive) To be rough; to jar; to be in contention; hence, to put on airs; to swagger.
To make into a ruff; to draw or contract into puckers, plaits, or folds; to wrinkle.
To erect in a ruff, as feathers.
(military) To beat with the ruff or ruffle, as a drum.
To throw together in a disorderly manner