Associations to the word «Cuff»


CUFF, noun. (obsolete) glove; mitten.
CUFF, noun. The end of a shirt sleeve that covers the wrist.
CUFF, noun. The end of a pants leg, folded up.
CUFF, verb. (transitive) To furnish with cuffs.
CUFF, verb. (transitive) To handcuff.
CUFF, verb. (transitive) To hit, as a reproach, particularly with the open palm to the head; to slap.
CUFF, verb. (intransitive) To fight; to scuffle; to box.
CUFF, verb. To buffet.
CUFF, noun. A blow, especially with the open hand; a box; a slap.
CUFF JONAS, verb. (idiomatic) (1811) said of one who is knock-kneed, or who beats his sides to keep himself warm in frosty weather.
CUFF LINK, noun. Alternative spelling of cufflink
CUFF LINKS, noun. Plural of cuff link
CUFF ON THE EAR, noun. A box on the ear, painful smack on the side of the head

Dictionary definition

CUFF, noun. The lap consisting of a turned-back hem encircling the end of the sleeve or leg.
CUFF, noun. Shackle that consists of a metal loop that can be locked around the wrist; usually used in pairs.
CUFF, verb. Hit with the hand.
CUFF, verb. Confine or restrain with or as if with manacles or handcuffs; "The police handcuffed the suspect at the scene of the crime".

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