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ruff

 
pronunciation:
ruhf
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a high, round, stiff collar worn by men and women in the 1500s and 1600s.
definition 2: a ring or collar of hair, fur, or feathers around the neck of an mammal or bird.
derivation: ruffed (adj.)
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The words ruff and rough (not smooth) sound alike but have different meanings.
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