[ tuhf-tid ]
/ ˈtʌf tɪd /


furnished or decorated with tufts.
formed into or growing in a tuft or tufts.

Origin of tufted

First recorded in 1600–10; tuft + -ed3
Related formsun·tuft·ed, adjective

Definition for tufted (2 of 2)


[ tuhft ]
/ tʌft /


verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to form into or grow in a tuft or tufts.

Origin of tuft

1350–1400; Middle English, variant of toft(e) < Middle French tofe, toffe < ?; E parasitic t as in graft1
Related formstuft·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for tufted (1 of 2)


/ (ˈtʌftɪd) /


having a tuft or tufts
(of plants or plant parts) having or consisting of one or more groups of short branches all arising at the same level

British Dictionary definitions for tufted (2 of 2)


/ (tʌft) /



Derived Formstufter, nountufty, adjective

Word Origin for tuft

C14: perhaps from Old French tufe, of Germanic origin; compare top 1
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Word Origin and History for tufted



late 14c., perhaps from Old French touffe "tuft of hair," either from Late Latin tufa "a kind of crest on a helmet" (also found in Late Greek toupha), or from a Germanic source (cf. Old High German zopf, Old Norse toppr "tuft, summit;" see top (n.1)).

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