[ ruhb-awf, -of ]
/ ˈrʌbˈɔf, -ˈɒf /
an act of rubbing off, as to remove something.
a deep mark, effect, or impact produced especially through constant close contact.
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Origin of ruboff
First recorded in 1935–40; noun use of verb phrase rub off
Words nearby ruboff
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British Dictionary definitions for ruboff
to remove or be removed by rubbing
(intr ; often foll by on or onto) to have an effect through close association or contact, esp so as to make similarher crude manners have rubbed off on you
a resulting effect on something else; consequencesa positive rub-off
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