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

 

tuft

 noun
noun
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 Origin late 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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