Definition of doff verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

doff

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//dɒf//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɑːf//
 
, NAmE//dɔːf//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they doff
BrE BrE//dɒf//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɑːf//
 
, NAmE//dɔːf//
 
he / she / it doffs
BrE BrE//dɒfs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɑːfs//
 
, NAmE//dɔːfs//
 
past simple doffed
BrE BrE//dɒft//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɑːft//
 
, NAmE//dɔːft//
 
past participle doffed
BrE BrE//dɒft//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɑːft//
 
, NAmE//dɔːft//
 
-ing form doffing
BrE BrE//ˈdɒfɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdɑːfɪŋ//
 
, NAmE//ˈdɔːfɪŋ//
 
 
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doff something (old-fashioned) to take off your hat, especially to show respect for somebody/something He doffed his hat to her as she passed in her carriage. Word Origin late Middle English: contraction of do off. Compare with don ‘to put on’.

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