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Definition of cuff noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable] the end of a coat or shirt sleeve at the wrist a collar and cuffs of white lace
  2. 2cuffs [plural] (informal) = handcuffs
  3. 3[countable] the bottom of the leg of a pair of pants that has been folded over on the outside
  4. 4[countable] a light hit with an open hand to give someone a friendly cuff
  5. Idioms
    off the cuff
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    (of speaking, remarks, etc.) without previous thought or preparation I'm just speaking off the cuff here—I haven't seen the results yet. an off-the-cuff remark
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