Simple Definition of doff
: to take off or remove (a hat or a piece of clothing)
Full Definition of doff
1 a : to remove (an article of wear) from the body b : to take off (the hat) in greeting or as a sign of respect
2 : to rid oneself of : put aside
: to show respect to : salute
Examples of doff
He doffed his cap as he introduced himself.
They doffed their coats when they came inside.
Origin of doff
Middle English, from don to do + of off
First Known Use: 14th century
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