dustoff

[ duhst-awf, -of ]

nounMilitary Slang.

Origin of dustoff

1
1965–70; dust + (take)off, with pun on verb phrase dust off

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dustoff

Restore to use. For example, I've dusted off last year's menu for the party. This usage alludes to cleaning and thereby renewing some object. [Mid-1900s]

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