doff [dɔf US da:f, do:f] v [T] old-fashioned
[Date: 1300-1400; Origin: do off 'to take off' (8-17 centuries)]
to remove the hat you are wearing as a sign of respect

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  • Doff — Doff, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Doffed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Doffing}.] [Do + off. See {Do}, v. t., 7.] 1. To put off, as dress; to divest one s self of; hence, figuratively, to put or thrust away; to rid one s self of. [1913 Webster] And made us doff… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Doff — ist der Nachname von: Neel Doff (1858–1942), niederländische Autorin Nicki Doff (* 1963), deutscher Kinderstar Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben Wort bezeichneter Begriffe …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Doff — Doff, v. i. To put off dress; to take off the hat. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • doff — doff·er; doff; …   English syllables

  • doff — index denude Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • doff — [ daf ] verb transitive MAINLY LITERARY to take off a piece of clothing, especially a hat …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • doff — mid 14c., contraction of do off, preserving the original sense of DO (Cf. do) as put. At the time of Johnson s Dictionary [1755] the word was obsolete, and rarely used except by rustics, but it was saved from extinction (along with don) by Sir… …   Etymology dictionary

  • doff — [v] remove cast off, discard, disrobe, peel, put aside, shed, shuck, slip off, strip, take off, undress; concepts 211,453 …   New thesaurus

  • doff — ► VERB ▪ remove (an item of clothing, especially a hat). ORIGIN contraction of do off …   English terms dictionary

  • doff — [däf, dôf] vt. [ME doffen < don of: see DO1 & OFF1] 1. to take off (clothes, etc.) 2. to remove or lift (one s hat), as in greeting 3. to put aside or discard …   English World dictionary

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