A Word A Day : Doff

Tuesday, 13th November 2007 : Today's Word is ...


( Verb )

(past and past participle : doffed, present participle : doffing, 3rd person present singular : doffs)

Pronunciation : dof

1. To take off, as an article of clothing
2. To tip or remove (one's hat)
3. To put aside {or} to rid oneself of


Doff Middle English doffen - from don off - to do off - from don - to do + off - off


take off, lift, tip, tilt, remove, peel off, shed, discard


don, dress, put on

Contextual Example:

• As she stepped in from the snow, he helped her doff her hat and coat.

• "I will have satisfaction to you," answered the squire, "so doff your clothes".

Related Words:

1. doffer : Noun

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