1775, from hand + cuff (“end of shirtsleeve”).
Possibly influenced by Old English handcops, from hand + cops (“fetter, chains”), but due to lack of continuity (centuries between Old English and modern term), generally analyzed as a re-invention.
"handcuffs." YourDictionary, n.d. Web. 15 January 2019. <https://www.yourdictionary.com/handcuffs>.
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