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Word of the Day
Thursday, December 26, 2002

Definitions for doff

  1. To take off, as an article of clothing.
  2. To tip or remove (one's hat).
  3. To put aside; to rid oneself of.

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Citations for doff
After I finished sweeping, I grabbed my check, went to the locker room, and doffed the monkey suit, slipped into my jeans, sneakers and T-shirt and broke camp. Reginald McKnight, White Boys: Stories
Any moment now and Max Linder would ride out from around the corner on a pair of white horses, fire blanks at a passing beauty, and doff his top hat to hide his face from the policeman. Nina Berberova, The Book of Happiness
Origin of doff
Doff Middle English doffen, from don off, "to do off," from don, "to do" + off, "off."