Definition of "cuff" [cuff]

  • A fold used as trimming at the bottom of a sleeve. (noun)
  • A band, often having an opening with a button closure, at the bottom of a sleeve. (noun)
  • The turned-up fold at the bottom of a trouser leg. (noun)
  • The band at the top of a sock. (noun)
  • The part of a glove that extends over the wrist. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cuff" in a sentence
  • "The only other tourism thing that I can think of off the cuff is the Pancho Villa Museum, worth the time if you are in Chihuahua City."
  • "An endotracheal tube cuff is not protective against aspiration. 2 For these reasons, Syrup of Ipecac is the preferred method of gastric emptying, provided the patient has a gag reflex, is alert, and is likely to remain so, and provided the substance is not expected to cause seizures. 2,10"
  • "A cuff from the master and a sharp word had then compelled him to permit their caresses, though he growled and growled under their tiny hands, and in the growl there was no crooning note."