un·​cuffed | \ ˌən-ˈkəft How to pronounce uncuffed (audio) \

Definition of uncuffed

: not having a cuff : not cuffed uncuffed pants

Examples of uncuffed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Weinstein pleaded not guilty after he was brought into the courtroom while handcuffed from behind, then uncuffed for the proceeding. Fox News, "Harvey Weinstein pleads not guilty, released on bail," 10 July 2018 Weinstein pleaded not guilty after he was brought into the courtroom handcuffed, then uncuffed for the proceeding. Crimesider Staff, CBS News, "Harvey Weinstein pleads not guilty to new sex crime charges," 9 July 2018 The older Abdelaziz was uncuffed and his presence back inside the home provoked shouting and threats, the woman’s son testified. Bruce Selcraig, San Antonio Express-News, "Testimony: S.A. woman feared the nephew she killed," 1 June 2018

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First Known Use of uncuffed

1896, in the meaning defined above

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“Uncuffed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncuffed. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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