Share this entry

Share this page

doff

Saltos de línea: doff

Definición de doff en inglés:

verbo

[with object]
1.1Take off or raise (one’s hat) as a greeting or token of respect: the manager doffed his hat to her
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • ‘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.

Origen

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

More
  • To doff, ‘to remove an item of clothing, especially a hat’, is a contraction of do off. It has an exact parallel in don, ‘to put on’, which was originally do on. Both forms date from the late Middle Ages.

Words that rhyme with doff

boff, cough, far-off, off, quaff, roll-on roll-off, scoff, telling-off, toff, trough

Definición de doff en:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

¿Qué te llama la atención de esta palabra o frase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Obtenga más de Oxford Dictionaries

Suscribirse para eliminar anuncios y acceder a los recursos premium

Palabra del día emulous
Pronunciación: ˈɛmjʊləs
adjective
seeking to emulate someone or something