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doff

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Pronunciation: /dɒf
 
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Definition of doff in English:

verb

[with object]
1.1Take off or raise (one’s hat) as a greeting or token of respect: the manager doffed his hat to her
More example sentences
  • ‘Good afternoon, sir, nice to see you again,’ the liveried porter smiles and doffs his hat.
  • There was also the whole etiquette of uncovering your head in the presence of your betters and men doffing their hats to ladies and so forth.
  • Every man in the room duly doffed his hat, including the other photographers, much to the approval of the Royal couple and to the dismay of the bare-headed cameramen who were too busy with their hats to attend to their lens-caps.

Origin

late Middle English: contraction of do off. Compare with don2.

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