Definitions for: Cuff

[n] the lap consisting of a turned-back hem encircling the end of the sleeve or leg
[n] shackle that consists of a metal loop that can be locked around the wrist; usually used in pairs
[v] confine or restrain with or as if with manacles or handcuffs; "The police handcuffed the suspect at the scene of the crime"
[v] hit with the hand

Webster (1913) Definition: Cuff (k?f), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cuffed (k?ft); p. pr. &
vb. n. Cuffing.] [Cf. Sw. kuffa to knock, push,kufva to
check, subdue, and E. cow, v. t. ]
1. To strike; esp., to smite with the palm or flat of the
hand; to slap.

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.

2. To buffet. ``Cuffed by the gale.'' --Tennyson.

Cuff, v. i.
To fight; to scuffle; to box.

While the peers cuff to make the rabble sport.

Cuff, n.
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.

Cuff, n. [Perh. from F. coiffe headdress, hood, or coif;
as if the cuff were a cap for the hand. Cf. Coif.]
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.

Synonyms: cuffs, handcuff, handcuff, handcuffs, handlock, manacle, manacle, turnup, whomp

See Also: arm, bond, facing, fetter, hamper, lap, leg, overlap, shackle, shackle, slap, sleeve, trammel, trammels, trouser cuff

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