verb (used with object)
- to brush against, as in passing.
- to brush off; wipe off.
verb (used without object)
Origin of scuff
Related Words for scuffdisorder, disturb, confuse, shift, disarray, disorganize, scuffle, intermix, change, discompose, jumble, dislocate, disrupt, shamble, disarrange
Examples from the Web for scuff
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Historical Examples of scuff
I thought I ought to cough or scuff my feet or something, but it seemed too late for that.
"Oh, I'm too happy to scuff," and she kicked off the other rubber.Jewel
Clara Louise Burnham
I scuff and stamp the snow away and pull it open with difficulty.Adventures In Friendship
In the lightlessness, and above the wailing of the terrified people about them, they could hear the scuff of running feet.Second Sight
Basil Eugene Wells
"You could scuff it and I could wear myself out cleanin', I suppose," retorted Jane.The Poor Little Rich Girl
Word Origin for scuff
1768, "to walk (through or over something) without raising the feet," from Scottish, probably from a Scandinavian source related to Old Norse skufa, skyfa "to shove, push aside," from PIE *skeubh- "to shove" (see shove (v.)). Meaning "injure the surface of" is from 1897. Related: Scuffed; scuffing. As a noun from 1824.