verb (used with object)
- to brush against, as in passing.
- to brush off; wipe off.
verb (used without object)
Origin of scuff
Examples from the Web for scuffed
The only victor in this melee—if scuffed, dirty, and covered in broken glass—was the United States and its political institutions.
Leroy had survived, but had an injured wing and a scuffed beak.The Twister Stole My Pet: How Cats, Dogs, and a Donkey Survived Oklahoma|Christine Pelisek|May 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Then, I recognized my son's scuffed sneakers sticking out from the blanket.
Sitting down on the stone step by the door, she scuffed the toe of her tennis shoe back and forth in the gravel.Voice from the Cave|Mildred A. Wirt
He knotted a hitch around the spokes of the wheel and scuffed hastily forward.The Skipper and the Skipped|Holman Day
He scuffed through the sawdust to the bar and took a stack of silver dollars from his apron.Vigorish|Gordon Randall Garrett
He got up and scuffed into the bathroom to stare into the mirror.The Black Tide|Arthur G. Stangland
Raf could see nothing to so rivet their attention but a series of scuffed marks in the dust which covered the floor.Star Born|Andre Norton
British Dictionary definitions for scuffed
Word Origin for scuff
Word Origin and History for scuffed
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.