verb \ˈdäf, ˈdf\

: to take off or remove (a hat or a piece of clothing)

Full Definition of DOFF

transitive verb
a :  to remove (an article of wear) from the body
b :  to take off (the hat) in greeting or as a sign of respect
:  to rid oneself of :  put aside
doff one's hat to or doff one's cap to
:  to show respect to :  salute

Examples of DOFF

  1. He doffed his cap as he introduced himself.
  2. They doffed their coats when they came inside.

Origin of DOFF

Middle English, from don to do + of off
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with DOFF


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