verb (used with object)
- to brush against, as in passing.
- to brush off; wipe off.
verb (used without object)
- scuba diving,
Origin of scuff
Examples from the Web for scuff
You need some scuff marks from the great merry-go-round we call life.
Scuff it up, patinate it, so that it feels more physically, viscerally real, and a little less perfect.
Such a blow is usually sufficient to crack or chip the shell, or at least to scuff away parts of the epidermal covering.
There was a pause during which she continued to scuff the curbstone with her shoe, Jane likewise scuffing the fence-picket.Seventeen|Booth Tarkington
And you could scuff when you walked and pile up fallen leaves from the grass and roll in them.This Crowded Earth|Robert Bloch
They passed from Chet's view as they rounded the rear of the pyramid, and then he heard the scuff and clatter of their ascent.Brood of the Dark Moon|Charles Willard Diffin
"You could scuff it and I could wear myself out cleanin', I suppose," retorted Jane.The Poor Little Rich Girl|Eleanor Gates
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.