noun Etymology: Anglo-French tuffete, from *tufe tuft Date: 1553 1. tuft 1a 2. a low seat

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  • tuffet — (n.) 1550s, little tuft, from O.Fr. touffel (with exchange of dim. suffix et for Fr. el), dim. of touffe (see TUFT (Cf. tuft)). Obsolete except in the nursery rhyme Little Miss Muffet (1843), where it has been felt to mean hassock, footstool.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • tuffet — ► NOUN 1) a tuft or clump. 2) a footstool or low seat. ORIGIN alteration of TUFT(Cf. ↑tufty) …   English terms dictionary

  • tuffet — [tuf′it] n. [altered < TUFT] 1. a tuft of grass 2. a low stool …   English World dictionary

  • Tuffet — Timothé Tuffet (* 21. August 1989 in Versoix) ist ein Schweizer Eishockeyspieler, der seit der Saison 2006/07 für den EHC Biel als Stürmer spielt. Weblinks Timothé Tuffet bei eurohockey.net Personendaten NAME Tuffet, Timothe …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • tuffet — noun a) A clump of grass or similar vegetation. Little Miss Muffet sat on a tuffet, eating her curds and whey. b) A large cushion which may have an internal frame, used as a low seat or …   Wiktionary

  • tuffet — /tuf it/, n. 1. a low stool; footstool. 2. Dial. tuft. [1550 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • tuffet — tuf|fet [ tʌfət ] noun count LITERARY 1. ) a tuft of grass 2. ) a low STOOL …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • tuffet — noun 1》 a tuft or clump. 2》 a footstool or low seat. Origin C16: alt. of tuft …   English new terms dictionary

  • tuffet — tuf·fet …   English syllables

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