cuff definition, meaning - what is cuff in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “cuff”

See all translations

cuff

noun [C] uk   us   /kʌf/

cuff noun [C] (MATERIAL ON CLOTHES)

the thicker material at the end of a sleeve nearest the hand US (UK turn-up) the part of a trouser leg that is turned up

cuff noun [C] (HIT)

the act of hitting someone with your hand in a light, joking way: She gave him a playful cuff on the shoulder.

cuff noun [C] (HANDCUFFS)

cuffs [plural] informal for handcuffs

cuff

verb [T] uk   us   /kʌf/

cuff verb [T] (HIT)

to hit someone with your hand in a light, joking way: His brother cuffed him playfully round the head.

cuff verb [T] (PUT IN HANDCUFFS)

informal to put someone's hands in handcuffs: He was led out of the dock with his hands cuffed behind his back.
(Definition of cuff from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of cuff?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “cuff” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

extra time

a period of time in a sports game in which play continues if neither team has won in the usual time allowed for the game

Word of the Day

She’s got very good posture. (How we stand and sit)

by Liz Walter,
May 27, 2015
Recently on this blog, we looked at the words that we use to describe the way we move. This week we’re looking at words for describing our bodies when they are still, whether we are standing or sitting. Since most of us do far too much of this, let’s start with sitting.

Read More 

ancestral health noun

May 25, 2015
diet based on the presumed diet of our Palaeolithic ancestors ‘Ancestral health,’ to use a term popular among Paleo followers, has gone mass.

Read More