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[ tuhf ]
/ tʌf /
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adjective Slang.
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Other definitions for tuff (2 of 2)

tuff2
[ tuhf ]
/ tʌf /

noun Geology.
a fragmental rock consisting of the smaller kinds of volcanic detritus, as ash or cinder, usually more or less stratified.
Also called volcanic tuff.

Origin of tuff

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1560–70; <French tuf<Italian tufo.See tufa

OTHER WORDS FROM tuff

tuff·a·ceous [tuh-fey-shuhs], /tʌˈfeɪ ʃəs/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for tuff

tuff
/ (tʌf) /

noun
a rock formed by the fusing together on the ground of small rock fragments (less than 2 mm across) ejected from a volcano

Derived forms of tuff

tuffaceous (tʌˈfeɪʃəs), adjective

Word Origin for tuff

C16: from Old French tuf, from Italian tufo; see tufa
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Scientific definitions for tuff

tuff
[ tŭf ]

A rock made up of particles of volcanic ash, varying in size from fine sand to coarse gravel.
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