Muff definition

mŭf
(vulgar slang) The vulva.
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To perform or handle clumsily or ineptly; bungle.
verb
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(sports) To fail to make (a catch).
verb
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(sports) A failure to make a catch.
noun
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A tuft of feathers on the sides of the head, or on the legs, of certain fowl.
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A clumsy or bungled action.
noun
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1
To perform a task clumsily or ineptly.
verb
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A small cylindrical fur or cloth cover, open at both ends, in which the hands are placed for warmth.
noun
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A cluster of feathers on the side of the face of certain breeds of fowl.
noun
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A cylindrical covering of fur or other soft material into which the hands are placed from either end to keep them warm.
noun
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To do (something) badly or awkwardly.
verb
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(sports) To miss (a catch) or bungle (a play)
verb
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(sports) A failure to hold the ball when attempting to catch it.
noun
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Any bungling action.
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(historical) A piece of fur or cloth, usually with open ends, used for keeping the hands warm.
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(slang) Female pubic hair; the vulva.
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The feathers sticking out from both sides of the face under the beak of some birds.
noun
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A short hollow cylinder surrounding an object such as a pipe.
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(colloquial) A fool, a stupid or poor-spirited person. [from 19th c.]
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(slang, chiefly sports) An error, a mistake; a failure to hold a ball when once in the hands. [from 19th c.]
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A bird, the whitethroat.
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(sports) To drop or mishandle (the ball, a catch etc.); to play badly. [from 19th c.]
verb
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To mishandle; to bungle. [from 1920s]
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(slang) A muffin.
noun
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(glassblowing) A blown cylinder of glass which is afterward flattened out to make a sheet.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
muff
Plural:
muffs

Origin of muff

  • Dutch mof from Middle Dutch moffel from Old French mofle mitten from Medieval Latin muffula perhaps of Germanic origin

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

  • Origin unknown

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

  • Origin unknown; perhaps a specialised use of Etymology 1, above.

    From Wiktionary

  • Probably from Dutch mof (“muff, mitten").

    From Wiktionary

  • Shortening.

    From Wiktionary