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Meaning & Definition of Cuff in English

English

Cuff

/kəf/

noun

1. The lap consisting of a turned-back hem encircling the end of the sleeve or leg

    synonym:
  • cuff
  • ,
  • turnup

2. Shackle that consists of a metal loop that can be locked around the wrist

  • Usually used in pairs
    synonym:
  • handcuff
  • ,
  • cuff
  • ,
  • handlock
  • ,
  • manacle

verb

1. Hit with the hand

    synonym:
  • cuff
  • ,
  • whomp

2. Confine or restrain with or as if with manacles or handcuffs

  • "The police handcuffed the suspect at the scene of the crime"
    synonym:
  • manacle
  • ,
  • cuff
  • ,
  • handcuff

Examples of using

I'm not good at speaking off the cuff.