doff

Definitions

  • A man doffs his hat, holds a bag in his hand, and has a string attached. He forms a letter E
    A man doffs his hat, holds a bag in his hand, and has a string attached. He forms a letter E
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v doff remove "He doffed his hat"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. i Doff To put off dress; to take off the hat.
    • Doff To put off, as dress; to divest one's self of; hence, figuratively, to put or thrust away; to rid one's self of. "And made us doff our easy robes of peace.""At night, or in the rain,
      He dons a surcoat which he doffs at morn."
    • Doff To strip; to divest; to undress. "Heaven's King, who doffs himself our flesh to wear."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • doff To put or take off, as dress, or any article of dress, especially the hat or cap.
    • doff To strip; uncover; lay bare.
    • doff To put or drive off; thrust aside or away.
    • doff To throw, as something taken off or rejected; put or thrust so as to be out of the way.
    • doff In textile manufacturing: To strip off, as cotton or wool for spinning from the cards or carding-cylinder, etc. (see doffer); also, to remove or take away, as full bobbins, to make way for empty ones.
    • doff To mend or piece together, as broken threads.
    • doff To remove the hat from the head in salutation.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Doff dof to do or take off: to rid one's self of.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Do, + off,. See Do (v. t.), 7
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A contr. of do off.

Usage

In literature:

In a moment she would reach back with both hands and pull him over her head very much as men doff a shirt.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Volume 22. July, 1878." by Various
I doff my hat to you, Monsieur Spencer.
"A Maker of History" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
Indeed, the woman of society does little but don and doff dry-goods.
"Lights and Shadows of New York Life" by James D. McCabe
Your true Trojan, in short, will don and doff his folly as a garment.
"The Mayor of Troy" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
Anything to end this torture and doff my red-hot armour.
"Theodoric the Goth" by Thomas Hodgkin
A dashing fellow like you should doff the kid to a knight of his metal: challenge him.
"An Outcast" by F. Colburn Adams
What is noble in her will doff its nobility.
"Aims and Aids for Girls and Young Women" by George Sumner Weaver
Why don't you doff it, sirrah?
"A Hungarian Nabob" by Maurus Jókai
In the fields, the corn-gatherers pause to doff their hats and smile their welcome.
"Plantation Sketches" by Margaret Devereux
In this manner he economized on the cost of a night-robe and the time it would consume to don and doff such a superfluity.
"The Flaw in the Sapphire" by Charles M. Snyder
Doubtfire is a misspelling of Dout-fire, from the dialect dout, to extinguish (do out), formed like don and doff.
"The Romance of Names" by Ernest Weekley
Wouldst thou have thy husband doff his cap to his country's tyrant?
"Dramatic Reader for Lower Grades" by Florence Holbrook
The merely logical masculine mind doffs hat respectfully before the superiority of feminine intuition.
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
It might happen that the citizen would have to doff the apron and buckle on the sword.
"History of Woman Suffrage, Volume I"
An abrupt demand of courtesy urged him to raise his hand to doff his hat in the presence of ladies.
"What's-His-Name" by George Barr McCutcheon
Look out somebody doesn't shoot a hole in that hat when you doff it.
"Valley of Wild Horses" by Zane Grey
Arnold now granted passes, and I doff'd My martial garb, and put on curs'd disguise!
"André" by William Dunlap
And Khalid cuts his hair, doffs his jubbah, and appears again in the ordinary attire of civilised mortals.
"The Book of Khalid" by Ameen Rihani
Jim's overcoat gave him the pleasant feeling of sitting in a sweat bath but he dared not doff it.
"Mixed Faces" by Roy Norton
As the time for departure draws near the bride will slip away to doff her bridal splendour for her travelling costume.
"The Etiquette of Engagement and Marriage" by G. R. M. Devereux
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In poetry:

And he may doff his gown,
Who slandered for pay,
And he may either hang or drown,
For "the dog hath had his day."
"The Queen's Triumph" by Samuel Bamford
My song can make her pause,
But wake and doff that frown,
Nor man's, nor God's great laws,
Forbid thee to look down:
My lady, lady, wake,
Wake, oh! wake.
"Serenade - I" by James Avis Bartley
So doff th' imposture of those heavy brows;
They do not serve to hide thy instincts base —
And if thou must be sometimes munching MOUSE,
Munch it, O Owl! with less profound a face.
"To a Captive Owl" by Henry Timrod
The summer-smiling bay
Has doff'd its vernal gray;
A peacock breast of emerald shot with blue:
Is it peace or war that lands
On these pale quiet sands,
As round the pier the boats run-in their silent crew?
"The Ballad Of King Monmouth" by Francis Turner Palgrave
The Traveller broke the pause. "I've seen
The Brothers down the long street steal,
Black, silent, masked, the crowd between,
And felt to doff my hat and kneel
With heart, if not with knee, in prayer,
For blessings on their pious care."
"The Brother Of Mercy" by John Greenleaf Whittier
I don't know how I finished up; my thoughts were far from clear;
For, in between me an' the bench, that vision would appear.
No other man chucke doff at me, but by their looks 'twas plain
I'd lost a bit of that respect it took a fight to gain.
"The Vision" by C J Dennis

In news:

Dana Carvey makes a serious bid for comic movie stardom with " Clean Slate ," which allows him to doff his clownish "Wayne's World" look for a leading man persona.
Is Rob Kardashian ready to doff his top and wear sequined spandex on Dancing with the Stars.
Clothier Tonny Sorensen to doff Beverly Hills home.
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In science:

Using these notions we introduce a new statistic doff α (D) for a given Dyck path D with touch(D) ≤ α.
A compositional shuffle conjecture specifying touch points of the Dyck path
Note that if D and E are two Dyck paths with touch(D) = touch(E ) ≤ α, then doffα (D) = doffα (E ).
A compositional shuffle conjecture specifying touch points of the Dyck path
For α |= n, (cid:104)∇(Bα [X ; q ]), en [X ](cid:105) = tarea(D) qdinv(D)+doff α (D) .
A compositional shuffle conjecture specifying touch points of the Dyck path
X ; q ]) for λ a hook partition (since for that case doff←− (D) = 0).
A compositional shuffle conjecture specifying touch points of the Dyck path
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