- The definition of a ruse is a trick.
An example of a ruse is when you lie to someone to get them out of the house before a surprise party.
a stratagem, trick, or artifice
Origin of ruseFrench ; from Middle French ; from Old French reuser, to deceive ; from Classical Latin recusare, to be reluctant, refuse: see recusant
city in N Bulgaria, on the Danube: pop. 169,000
A crafty stratagem; a subterfuge. See Synonyms at wile.
Origin of ruseMiddle English, detour, dodging, from Old French, from ruser, to drive back; see rush1.
A city of northeast Bulgaria on the Danube River south of Bucharest, Romania. Founded as a Roman fortress, it is today a major port and industrial center.