French translation of 'ruffle'
1. [hair, feathers] ébouriffer
to ruffle sb’s feathers (= upset) chiffonner qn
2. [clothes] chiffonner
3. [water] faire moutonner
4. (= unnerve) [person] faire perdre son flegme à
(on blouse, shirt)
(round neck) jabot m
(round cuff) manchette f
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Example Sentences Including 'ruffle'
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I ruffled my hair and straightened my collar.ARE YOU TALKING TO ME?: A Life Through the Movies (2004)
It hardly ruffles the surface of politics.THE GUARDSMEN (2004)
A ruffled lace blouse will be your new best friend this summer.The Sun (2016)
Add extra texture and movement by combining ruffles and pleats in eyecatching brights.The Sun (2016)
Choose a silk blouse with ruffles for beneath your suit.The Sun (2012)
Forget gaudy polka-dot dresses and long ruffled trains.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
I was greeted by a smiling stranger who bounded forward and jokingly ruffled my hair.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
She misunderstood my intent and ruffled my hair.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Team with a ruffle blouse and boyish loafers.The Sun (2016)
This autumn, make sure you look blooming brilliant in printed midi dresses and ruffled blouses.The Sun (2016)
To deflect attention from the hips and thighs, buy a dress with ruffles on the top half; they will draw the eye upwards.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
No one else's shadow could be so tall, with such a smooth head and such a lot of ruffles on its shirt front.CHARMED LIFE (1977)
She threw her head back, closed her eyes, and let the sea breeze ruffle though her hair.A Roomful of Birds - Scottish short stories 1990 (1990)
And now the ruffled shirt that stuck to his back with sweat is up for hire.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Do you have any other ruffled blouses you could recommend at a decent price?Times, Sunday Times (2015)
His hair was all ruffled, but he had an unusually satisfied look on his face.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
The wind ruffled his hair.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
There is an unexpected ease to the ruffled shirt: it has a relaxed silhouette, but the central ruffle gives a nod to fun.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Wear them with a ruffled blouse and a tailored jacket, she reckoned, and you had the perfect contemporary replay of the classic suit.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Rescuers ruffled his hair and clapped.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
She saw her daughter had ruffled hair and smudged lipstick.The Sun (2014)
We love this pretty ruffle blouse, top right.The Sun (2008)
When she declined he tried to ruffle her hair before being told not to touch her.The Sun (2009)
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British English: ruffle VERB
If you ruffle someone's hair, you move your hand backwards and forwards through it as a way of showing your affection towards them.
Don't let that get you down,' he said ruffling his son's dark curls.
British English: ruffle NOUN
Ruffles are folds of cloth at the neck or the ends of the arms of a piece of clothing, or are sometimes sewn on things as a decoration.
...a white blouse with ruffles at the neck and cuffs.
Translation of ruffle from the Collins English to French Dictionary