Variant of frill
- a fold or fringe of hair or feathers around the neck of a bird or animal
- any unnecessary ornament; superfluous thing added for show
- an edging or trimming of lace, etc., gathered or pleated and attached along one edge but free at the other; ruffle
- Photog. a wrinkling of the edge of a film, plate, etc.
Origin: ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
- to make a ruffle of; crimp
- to decorate with a frill
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