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muff

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noun \ˈməf\

Definition of muff

  1. :  a warm tubular covering for the hands



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Origin of muff

Dutch mof, from Middle French moufle mitten, from Medieval Latin muffula


First Known Use: 1599


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muff

verb

Simple Definition of muff

  • : to make a mistake in doing or handling (something)

Full Definition of muff

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to handle awkwardly

  3. 2 :  to fail to hold (a ball) when attempting a catch

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 1 :  to act or do something stupidly or clumsily

  6. 2 :  to muff a ball — compare fumble

Examples of muff

  1. He muffed his chance for a promotion.

  2. The outfielder muffed an easy catch.



Illustration of muff

Origin of muff

probably from 1muff


First Known Use: 1846


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muff

noun

Definition of muff

  1. 1 :  a bungling performance

  2. 2 :  a failure to hold a ball in attempting a catch



1867

First Known Use of muff

1867


MUFF Defined for Kids

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muff

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noun \ˈməf\

Definition of muff

  1. :  a soft thick cover into which both hands can be placed to protect them from cold




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muff

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verb

Definition of muff

muffedmuff·ing

  1. :  to make a mistake in doing or handling <He muffed an easy catch.>




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