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putoff

[poo t-awf, -of] /ˈpʊtˌɔf, -ˌɒf/
noun
1.
an act or instance of putting off.
2.
a delaying, postponing, or avoiding of something.
3.
an expressed excuse or evasion; demur:
She responded with a polite but firm putoff.
Origin of putoff
1540-1550
First recorded in 1540-50; noun use of verb phrase put off
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