cuff

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

1cuff

noun \ˈkəf\

Definition of CUFF

1
:  something (as a part of a sleeve or glove) encircling the wrist
2
:  the turned-back hem of a trouser leg
3
a :  handcuff —usually used in plural
b :  a usually wide metal band worn as a bracelet
4
:  an inflatable band that is wrapped around an extremity to control the flow of blood through the part when recording blood pressure with a sphygmomanometer
cuff·less \ˈkəf-ləs\ adjective
off the cuff
:  without preparation :  ad lib <speaking off the cuff>
on the cuff
:  on credit <transacting business on the cuff>

Origin of CUFF

Middle English coffe, cuffe mitten
First Known Use: 1522

Other Clothing Terms

babushka, brogue, bumbershoot, cravat, dishabille, furbelow, layette, raiment, spectator

2cuff

verb

Definition of CUFF

transitive verb
1
:  to furnish with a cuff
2
:  handcuff

First Known Use of CUFF

1693

Other Clothing Terms

babushka, brogue, bumbershoot, cravat, dishabille, furbelow, layette, raiment, spectator

3cuff

verb

Definition of CUFF

transitive verb
:  to strike especially with or as if with the palm of the hand :  buffet
intransitive verb
:  fight, scuffle

Origin of CUFF

perhaps from obsolete English, glove, from Middle English
First Known Use: 1530

4cuff

noun

Definition of CUFF

:  a blow with the hand especially when open :  slap

First Known Use of CUFF

1570

cuff

noun \ˈkəf\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CUFF

1
: an inflatable band that is wrapped around an extremity to control the flow of blood through the part when recording blood pressure with a sphygmomanometer
2
: an anatomical structure shaped like a cuff; especially : rotator cuff <repair of complete shoulder cuff avulsion—Physicians' Current Procedural Terminology>

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