Definition of tuft noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//tʌft//
; NAmE NAmE//tʌft//
Describing hair
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tuft (of something) a number of pieces of hair, grass, etc. growing or held closely together at the base See related entries: Describing hair Word Originlate Middle English: probably from Old French tofe, of unknown origin. The final -t is typical of phonetic confusion between -f and -ft at the end of words; compare with graft.
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