cuff

  • 1 Cuff — Cuff, n. A blow; esp.,, a blow with the open hand; a box; a slap. [1913 Webster] Snatcheth his sword, and fiercely to him flies; Who well it wards, and quitten cuff with cuff. Spenser. [1913 Webster] Many a bitter kick and cuff. Hudibras. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 cuff — cuff; fist·i·cuff; fist·i·cuff·er; hand·i·cuff; cuff·er; …

    English syllables

  • 3 cuff — Ⅰ. cuff [1] ► NOUN 1) the end part of a sleeve, where the material of the sleeve is turned back or a separate band is sewn on. 2) chiefly N. Amer. a trouser turn up. 3) (cuffs) informal handcuffs. ► VERB informal ▪ secure with handcuf …

    English terms dictionary

  • 4 cuff — cuff1 [kuf] n. [by sense extension < ME cuffe, coffe, hand covering, glove < ? ML cuffia, head covering, parallel with OFr coife: see COIF] 1. a band or fold at the end of a sleeve, either sewed in or detachable 2. a turned up fold at the… …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 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. [1913 Webster] I swear I ll …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 Cuff — Cuff, v. i. To fight; to scuffle; to box. [1913 Webster] While the peers cuff to make the rabble sport. Dryden. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 Cuff — Cuff, n. [Perh. from F. coiffe headdress, hood, or coif; as if the cuff were a cap for the hand. Cf. {Coif}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The fold at the end of a sleeve; the part of a sleeve turned back from the hand. [1913 Webster] He would visit his… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 Cuff — Cuff, Le Cuff Nom breton qui signifie doux, paisible …

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  • 9 cuff — [n] beating with hands belt, biff, box, buffet, chop, clip, clout, hit, knock, poke, punch, rap, slap, smack, sock, thump, wallop, whack; concept 189 cuff [v] beat with hands bat, belt, biff, box, buffet, clap, clobber*, clout, hit, knock, pummel …

    New thesaurus

  • 10 cuff — index beat (strike) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 11 cuff — vb *strike, hit, smite, punch, slug, slog, swat, clout, slap, box …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 12 Cuff — Leonard Albert Cuff (* 28. März 1866 in Christchurch, Neuseeland; † 9. Oktober 1954 in Launceston auf Tasmanien, Australien) war ein bedeutender Athlet und Sportfunktionär in Neuseeland und Gründungsmitglied des Internationalen Olympischen… …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 13 cuff — {{11}}cuff (n.) bottom of a sleeve, mid 14c., cuffe hand covering, mitten, glove, perhaps somehow from M.L. cuffia head covering, of uncertain origin. Sense of band around the sleeve is first attested 1520s; sense of hem of trousers is 1911. Off… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 14 cuff — [[t]kʌ̱f[/t]] cuffs, cuffing, cuffed 1) N COUNT: usu pl The cuffs of a shirt or dress are the parts at the ends of the sleeves, which are thicker than the rest of the sleeve. ...a pale blue shirt with white collar and cuffs. 2) N COUNT: usu pl… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 Cuff — For other uses, see Cuff (disambiguation). This French cuff is fastened with a silk knot. A cuff is an extra layer of fabric at the lower edge of the sleeve of a garment covering the arms. In US usage the word may also refer to the end of the leg …

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  • 16 cuff — cuff1 /kuf/, n. 1. a fold or band serving as a trimming or finish for the bottom of a sleeve. 2. a turned up fold, as at the bottom of a trouser leg. 3. the part of a gauntlet or long glove that extends over the wrist. 4. a separate or detachable …

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  • 17 cuff — I UK [kʌf] / US noun [countable] Word forms cuff : singular cuff plural cuffs 1) the part of a sleeve that fits around your wrist 2) American a turn up on a pair of trousers 3) if you give someone a cuff, you hit them with your open hand, usually …

    English dictionary

  • 18 cuff — cuff1 [ kʌf ] noun count 1. ) the part of a sleeve that fits around your wrist 2. ) AMERICAN the bottom edge of the leg of a pair of pants that is folded up 3. ) cuffs plural INFORMAL HANDCUFFS 4. ) MAINLY BRITISH if you give someone a cuff, you… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 cuff —    1. to arrest    The handcuffs are placed on the victim rather than hitting him about the ear:     I figure if you move fast, you should be able to cuff him tomorrow. (Sanders, 1977 of a criminal)    2. American    to obtain on credit    If you …

    How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • 20 cuff — Any structure shaped like a c.. musculotendinous c. SYN: rotator c. of shoulder. perivascular cuffs cuffing. rotator c. of shoulder the anterior, superior, and poster …

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