Cuff

Definition of Cuff

Pronunciation: k?f
v. t.1.To strike; esp., to smite with the palm or flat of the hand; to slap.
[imp. & p. p. Cuffed (k ft); p. pr. & vb. n. Cuffing.]
I swear I'll cuff you, if you strike again.
- Shak.
They with their quills did all the hurt they could,
And cuffed the tender chickens from their food.
- Dryden.
2.To buffet.
v. i.1.To fight; to scuffle; to box.
While the peers cuff to make the rabble sport.
- Dryden.
n.1.A blow; esp.,, a blow with the open hand; a box; a slap.
Snatcheth his sword, and fiercely to him flies;
Who well it wards, and quitten cuff with cuff.
- Spenser.
Many a bitter kick and cuff.
- Hudibras.
1.
1.The fold at the end of a sleeve; the part of a sleeve turned back from the hand.
He would visit his mistress in a morning gown, band, short cuffs, and a peaked beard.
- Arbuthnot.
2.Any ornamental appendage at the wrist, whether attached to the sleeve of the garment or separate; especially, in modern times, such an appendage of starched linen, or a substitute for it of paper, or the like.

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