This he did cheerfully, doffing his sunbonnet with courtly grace when he met ladies of his acquaintance.
There he is, I heard some one cry out, and there was a doffing of hats.
The brace of helmsmen, doffing their caps, gave place to the king and his companion.
"Yes," the ventero replied, doffing his hat with a respect mingled with fear.
Robin lost no time in doffing his green jerkin and hose, and then he washed himself and eagerly essayed his new habiliments.
“Good morning, Mr. Merrimac,” greeted Brad, doffing his cap.
But how simple it would be if we could relax the tension by doffing our ill-fitting corsets and collars.
"Yes, your Excellency; you do me honor," said Ellyson, doffing his cap of maintenance.
Geoffrey Ward had hitherto stood at the foot of the steps leading to the royal pavilion, but doffing his cap he now ascended.
doffing their hats, the men entered the long, barn-like room.
mid-14c., contraction of do off, preserving the original sense of do as "put." At the time of Johnson's Dictionary  the word was "obsolete, and rarely used except by rustics," but it was saved from extinction (along with don) by Sir Walter Scott. Related: Doffed; doffing.