1) In general it meant rough or hairy, so when it was used of items of clothing there may have been a direct connection with ‘rugg’ as a material.

1558 ij ruggid hats, Knaresborough: in the same inventory are one Welvet capp, one sattan cappe and seven worsett hatts.

places Knaresborough
dates 1558

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