to remove or take off, as clothing.
to remove or tip (the hat), as in greeting.
to throw off; get rid of: Doff your stupid ideas and join our side!
to strip (carded fiber) from a carding machine.
to remove (full bobbins, material, etc.) from a textile machine.
the act of removing bobbins, material, etc., and stripping fibers from a textile machine.
the material so doffed.
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How to use doff in a sentence
Ivory Coast is “The Elephants,” Nigeria “The Super Eagles,” but doff your cap to Cameroon: “The Indomitable Lions.”Inside the World Cup Draw: Devastating for the U.S., Great for Brazil | Nico Hines | December 6, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
doff your shirt, and it can make you all-powerful, as it does Shane Carwin of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Morgan doff Reed College Class of 2010 “Morgan, say it slower and pronounce each word.”
There were rumors, too, that nuns might be permitted to doff their habits and move through the world like 'normal' people.
And feeding high, and living soft,Grew plump and able-bodied; Until the grave churchwarden doff'd,The parson smirk'd and nodded.The Book of Humorous Verse | Various
Daniel was obliged to doff his black coat and put on a blue one, made for a much smaller man, and then he appeared amongst us.The Sheepfold and the Common, Vol. II (of 2) | Timothy East
The task is now 12 doffs a day—each doff requiring a change of 208 bobbins.Making Both Ends Meet | Sue Ainslie Clark and Edith Wyatt
Then, when it came my turn, I would doff my hat to the earth and beg pardon for continuing a comparatively futile existence.The O'Ruddy | Stephen Crane
With cheers of relief we were permitted to doff our bulky life belts.Company B, 307th Infantry | Julius Klausner
British Dictionary definitions for doff
to take off or lift (one's hat) in salutation
to remove (clothing)
- doffer, noun
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