- The definition of a cuff is a fold or band at the end of a sleeve, or something that is wrapped around the wrist for constraint, or a slap.
- An example of a cuff is the close-fitting end of a sweater sleeve.
- An example of a cuff is a metal circle that goes around a criminal's wrist.
- An example of a cuff is a hitting of someone's face.
- Cuff is defined as to put bands around the wrist, or to fight or slap.
- An example of cuff is for a police officer to put metal handcuffs around a criminal's wrists.
- An example of cuff is to beat someone up.
cuff definition by Webster's New World
- a band or fold at the end of a sleeve, either sewed in or detachable
- a turned-up fold at the bottom of a trouser leg
- the part of a glove covering the wrist or forearm
- a handcuff: usually used in pl.
- any of various bandlike or folded parts, as of a shoe or golf bag: esp., the inflatable arm wrap of a sphygmomanometer
Origin: by sense extension ; from Middle English cuffe, coffe, hand covering, glove ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Midieval Latin cuffia, head covering, parallel with Old French coife: see coif
Origin: Early Modern English ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps cuff (in origin, originally sense “glove”)
cuff definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- a. A fold used as trimming at the bottom of a sleeve.b. A band, often having an opening with a button closure, at the bottom of a sleeve.
- The turned-up fold at the bottom of a trouser leg.
- The band at the top of a sock.
- The part of a glove that extends over the wrist.
- A handcuff.
- Medicine An inflatable band, usually wrapped around the upper arm, that is used along with a sphygmomanometer in measuring arterial blood pressure.
- To form a cuff or cuffs on.
- To put handcuffs on.
Origin: Middle English cuffe, mitten.
transitive verb cuffed, cuff·ing, cuffs
Origin: Origin unknown.
cuff - Medical Definition
- A bandlike structure encircling a part.
- An inflatable band, usually wrapped around the upper arm, that is used along with a sphygmomanometer in measuring arterial blood pressure.
cuff - Phrases/Idioms
off the cuffâ
on the cuffâ
shoot one's cuffs
off the cuff
on the cuff