Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “tuft”


noun [C] uk   /tʌft/ us  
a number of short pieces of hair, grass, etc. that grow closely together or are held together near the base: He had a few tufts of hair on his chin, but you could hardly call it a beard.HairCommon plants
(Definition of tuft from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of tuft?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “tuft” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day


a type of dark brown beer with a bitter taste

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More