tuffet

noun
tuf·​fet | \ ˈtə-fət How to pronounce tuffet (audio) \

Definition of tuffet

2 : a low seat

Examples of tuffet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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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First Known Use of tuffet

1553, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for tuffet

Anglo-French tuffete, from *tufe tuft

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“Tuffet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tuffet. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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