Doff meaning

dôf, dŏf
To take off (clothes, etc.)
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To take off; remove.

Doff one's clothes.

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To tip or remove (one's hat) in salutation.
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To put aside; discard.
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To remove or lift (one's hat), as in greeting.
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To put aside or discard.
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(clothing) To remove or take off, especially of clothing.
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To remove or tip a hat, as in greeting, salutation or as a mark of respect.

The rustics doffed their hats at the clergy.

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To get rid of, to throw off.

Doff that stupid idea: it would never work.

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(reflexive) To strip; to divest; to undress.
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Origin of doff

  • Middle English doffen from don off to do off don to do do1 off off off

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English doffe, dof, equivalent to a blend of do and off. Compare don, dup, dout, gauf.

    From Wiktionary