Meaning of “doff” in the English Dictionary


"doff" in English

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doffverb [ T ]

uk /dɒf/ us /dɑːf/ old-fashioned

Examples from literature

  • Harry doffed his plumed hat, and rode on at the head of his regiment. 
  • He could doff his cap and speak smilingly to starving men. 
  • He stopped to speak to an old woman and doffed his hat, showing a clipped silver-blond head. 
  • The commissary, who was smoking at his ease, politely doffed his hat upon the singer's entrance. 
  • The old man doffed his hat with a respectful formality. 

(Definition of “doff” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)