Definitions starting with F

ID #3654

ferruffle

/farófal/ [cf. OED ruffle to handle roughly, to set upon with violence obs.→1721, perhaps agglutinating with the complementizer FOR; but cf. also Car. Sp. farufa mix-up, confusion perhaps akin to Angolan falofa a mixed dish (Alvarez Nazario 1974:328)] v, to assault someone: Gal, I go ferruffle you if you don't leave me alone (Andros). (Black)

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Last update: 2010-11-27 21:12
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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