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Oxford dictionary definition of the word ruffle:
1disorder or disarrange (someone’s hair), typically by running one’s hands through it:
he ruffled her hair affectionately
(of a bird) erect (its feathers) in anger or display:
they warbled incessantly, their throat feathers ruffled
disturb the smoothness or tranquillity of:
the evening breeze ruffled the surface of the pond in the yard
disconcert or upset the composure of (someone):
Lancaster had been ruffled by her questions
2 (usually as adjective ruffled) ornament with or gather into a frill:
a blouse with a high ruffled neck
1an ornamental gathered or goffered frill of lace or other cloth on a garment, especially around the wrist or neck.
2a vibrating drum beat.
ruffle someone’s feathers
cause someone to become annoyed or upset:
his sudden rise ruffled the feathers of the old guard
tampering with the traditional approach would ruffle a few feathers
smooth someone’s ruffled feathers
make someone less angry or irritated by using soothing words:
twenty minutes later, after a diplomatic phone call, she had succeeded in smoothing Henri’s ruffled feathers
Middle English (as a verb): of unknown origin. Current noun senses date from the late 17th century