doff

[ dof, dawf ]
/ dɒf, dɔf /

verb (used with object)

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!
Textiles.
  1. to strip (carded fiber) from a carding machine.
  2. to remove (full bobbins, material, etc.) from a textile machine.

noun

Textiles.
  1. the act of removing bobbins, material, etc., and stripping fibers from a textile machine.
  2. the material so doffed.

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Origin of doff

1300–50; Middle English, contraction of do off;cf. don1
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British Dictionary definitions for doff

doff
/ (dɒf) /

verb (tr)

to take off or lift (one's hat) in salutation
to remove (clothing)

Derived forms of doff

doffer, noun

Word Origin for doff

Old English dōn of; see do 1, off; compare don 1
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