Cuff meaning

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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.

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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.

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The turned-up fold at the bottom of a trouser leg.
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The band at the top of a sock.
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The part of a glove that extends over the wrist.
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A bracelet consisting of a curved, open-ended band, as of metal or resin, that fits the wrist firmly without a clasp.
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A handcuff.
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An inflatable band, usually wrapped around the upper arm, that is used along with a sphygmomanometer in measuring arterial blood pressure.
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A fold used as trimming at the bottom of a sleeve.
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A band, often having an opening with a button closure, at the bottom of a sleeve.
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To form a cuff or cuffs on.
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To put handcuffs on.
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To strike with or as if with the open hand; slap.
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A blow or slap with the open hand.
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A band or fold at the end of a sleeve, either sewn in or detachable.
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A turned-up fold at the bottom of a trouser leg.
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The part of a glove covering the wrist or forearm.
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A handcuff.
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Any of various bandlike or folded parts, as of a shoe or golf bag: esp., the inflatable arm wrap of a sphygmomanometer.
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To put a cuff or cuffs on.
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To strike, esp. with the open hand; slap.
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To fight or scuffle.
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A slap or blow.
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A bandlike structure encircling a part.
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An inflatable band, usually wrapped around the upper arm, that is used along with a sphygmomanometer in measuring arterial blood pressure.
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The end of a shirt sleeve that covers the wrist.
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The end of a pants leg, folded up.
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To furnish with cuffs.
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To hit, as a reproach, particularly with the open palm to the head; to slap.
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(intransitive) To fight; to scuffle; to box.
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To buffet.
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A blow, especially with the open hand; a box; a slap.
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Origin of cuff

From Middle English cuffe, coffe (“glove, mitten”), of obscure origin. Perhaps from Old English cuffie (“hood, cap”), from Medieval Latin cofia, cofea, cuffa, cuphia (“helmet, headdress, hood, cap”), from Frankish *kuf(f)ja (“headdress”), from Proto-Germanic *kupjō (“cap”). Cognate with Middle High German kupfe (“cap”).