Definition of tuffet in English:


Syllabification: tuf·fet
Pronunciation: /ˈtəfit


1A tuft or clump of something: grass tuffets
More example sentences
  • Our cat, Mick, has what we lovingly refer to as "tuffets of hair".
  • Have you been gambolling on the hillsides, skipping over bluebells and snowdrops whilst hiding eggs under tuffets of grass, listening to the call of new-born chicks?
2A footstool or low seat.
More example sentences
  • By the way, a tuffet is a low stool, which she could sit on while milking the cow whose milk made the whey.
  • They had to make do with kitchen tuffets, orange boxes, a piano stool and a rocking chair borrowed from next door.
  • Little Miss Muffet sat on her tuffet, eating her curds and whey.


mid 16th century: alteration of tuft.

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