tuf·​fet ˈtə-fət How to pronounce tuffet (audio)
: a low seat

Examples of tuffet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Technicolor tuffet comprises upcycled carpet stapled to a wooden base. Nina Molina, WSJ, 10 Feb. 2022 Maybe an hour into her walk, McRae spots a brown tuffet on the sidewalk on West Street near Liberty Street. Victoria Bekiempis, Curbed, 28 May 2021 Remember Little Miss Muffet, who sat on a tuffet, eating her curds and whey? Carsen Joenk, Popular Science, 11 Jan. 2021 No strength or stamina and her tuffet is a disgrace. Jay Martel, The New Yorker, 27 Jan. 2017

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Word History


Anglo-French tuffete, from *tufe tuft

First Known Use

1553, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of tuffet was in 1553

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Cite this Entry

“Tuffet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tuffet. Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition


tuf·​fet ˈtəf-ət How to pronounce tuffet (audio)
: a low seat
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