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cuff

noun \ ˈkəf \

Definition of cuff

1 : something (such 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

cuffless

play \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 and Etymology of cuff

Middle English coffe, cuffe mitten


2

cuff

verb

Definition of cuff

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

First Known Use of cuff

1693


3

cuff

verb

Definition of cuff

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

Origin and Etymology of cuff

perhaps from obsolete English, glove, from Middle English


4

cuff

noun

Definition of cuff

: a blow with the hand especially when open : slap

First Known Use of cuff

1570


CUFF Defined for Kids

1

cuff

noun \ ˈkəf \

Definition of cuff for Students

1 : a band or turned-over piece at the end of a sleeve
2 : the turned-back hem of a pant leg

2

cuff

verb

Definition of cuff for Students

cuffed; cuffing
: to strike especially with or as if with the palm of the hand : slap

3

cuff

noun

Definition of cuff for Students

: 2slap 1

Medical Dictionary

cuff

noun \ ˈkəf \

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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