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Meaning of CUFF

Pronunciation:  kuf

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the lap consisting of a turned-back hem encircling the end of the sleeve or leg
  2. [n]  shackle that consists of a metal loop that can be locked around the wrist; usually used in pairs
  3. [v]  confine or restrain with or as if with manacles or handcuffs; "The police handcuffed the suspect at the scene of the crime"
  4. [v]  hit with the hand

CUFF is a 4 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: cuffs, handcuff, handcuff, handcuffs, handlock, manacle, manacle, turnup, whomp
 See Also: arm, bond, facing, fetter, hamper, lap, leg, overlap, shackle, shackle, slap, sleeve, trammel, trammels, trouser cuff



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Cuff\ (k?f), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cuffed} (k?ft); p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Cuffing}.] [Cf. Sw. kuffa to knock, push,kufva to
    check, subdue, and E. cow, v. t. ]
    1. To strike; esp., to smite with the palm or flat of the
       hand; to slap.
             I swear I'll cuff you, if you strike again. --Shak.
             They with their quills did all the hurt they could,
             And cuffed the tender chickens from their food.
    2. To buffet. ``Cuffed by the gale.'' --Tennyson.
  2. \Cuff\, v. i.
    To fight; to scuffle; to box.
          While the peers cuff to make the rabble sport.
  3. \Cuff\, n.
    A blow; esp.,, a blow with the open hand; a box; a slap.
          Snatcheth his sword, and fiercely to him flies; Who
          well it wards, and quitten cuff with cuff. --Spenser.
          Many a bitter kick and cuff.             --Hudibras.
  4. \Cuff\, n. [Perh. from F. coiffe headdress, hood, or coif;
    as if the cuff were a cap for the hand. Cf. {Coif}.]
    1. The fold at the end of a sleeve; the part of a sleeve
       turned back from the hand.
             He would visit his mistress in a morning gown, band,
             short cuffs, and a peaked beard.      --Arbuthnot.
    2. Any ornamental appendage at the wrist, whether attached to
       the sleeve of the garment or separate; especially, in
       modern times, such an appendage of starched linen, or a
       substitute for it of paper, or the like.
Thesaurus Terms
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