What is another word for cuff?

Pronunciation: [kˈʌf] (IPA)

The word cuff refers to a strip of fabric or material that is used to encircle or wrap around something, typically the wrist or ankle. Synonyms for the word cuff may include manacle, shackle, restraint, or fastener. These words refer to the act of binding or tying something securely, either to restrict movement or for a decorative touch. Other synonyms for the word cuff may include bracelet, bangle, wristband, or wristlet, which typically refers to a decorative accessory that is worn around the wrist or forearm. Regardless of their intended use, all of these words refer to a circular band or strip that encircles something.

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What are the hypernyms for Cuff?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
  • hypernyms for cuff (as nouns)

    • artifact
      trouser cuff.

What are the hyponyms for Cuff?

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What are the meronyms for Cuff?

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What are the opposite words for cuff?

Cuff refers to a fold or band attached to a piece of clothing, and it can also refer to a slapping motion with one's hands. Antonyms for the word cuff could be uncuff or release from restraint, depending on the context. For the physical action of cuffing someone, antonyms could be free, release or unbind. In terms of clothing terminology, antonyms for cuff could be hem or waistband. In either case, the antonyms for cuff just as vital for clear communication as the word itself. By understanding the full spectrum of meaning and application of these words and their antonyms, one can communicate precisely and confidently.

What are the antonyms for Cuff?

  • n.

    beating with hands

Usage examples for Cuff

All through the discussion of this odd cab-incident the fact that Fenwick "would have written down the cab-driver's number on his shirt-sleeve," was on the watch for a recollection by one of the three that a something had been found written on the shirt-cuff Fenwick was electrocuted in.
"Somehow Good"
William de Morgan
Sometimes I get a collar or a cuff that seems almost like the picture.
"Friendship Village"
Zona Gale
She was goin' to take charge o' the odd waists table, an' Abel was runnin' 'round helpin'-Abel wa'n't the white-cuff kind, like some, but he always pitched in an' stirred up whatever was a-stewin'.
"Friendship Village"
Zona Gale

Famous quotes with Cuff

  • Conducting, I tried it once off the cuff, and quickly realized there were subtle aspects that I was missing. There is a lot more to it that I was able to grasp simply by watching conductors.
    Carter Burwell
  • Look at my arms, you will find no party hand-cuff on them.
    Davy Crockett
  • A torn rotator cuff is a cancer for a pitcher and if a pitcher gets a badly torn one, he has to face the facts, it's all over baby.
    Don Drysdale
  • World Play is very '70s arena rock, very raw and in your face, and that's what we wanted. We recorded it in a very off-the-cuff manner and didn't really plan out how we were going to play. My solos are first takes.
    Neil Schon
  • I can understand the ignorant masses loving to soak themselves in drink—oh, yes, it's very shocking that they should, of course—very shocking to us who live in cozy homes, with all the graces and pleasures of life around us, that the dwellers in damp cellars and windy attics should creep from their dens of misery into the warmth and glare of the public-house bar, and seek to float for a brief space away from their dull world upon a Lethe stream of gin. But think, before you hold up your hands in horror at their ill-living, what "life" for these wretched creatures really means. Picture the squalid misery of their brutish existence, dragged on from year to year in the narrow, noisome room where, huddled like vermin in sewers, they welter, and sicken, and sleep; where dirt-grimed children scream and fight and sluttish, shrill-voiced women cuff, and curse, and nag; where the street outside teems with roaring filth and the house around is a bedlam of riot and stench. Think what a sapless stick this fair flower of life must be to them, devoid of mind and soul. The horse in his stall scents the sweet hay and munches the ripe corn contentedly. The watch-dog in his kennel blinks at the grateful sun, dreams of a glorious chase over the dewy fields, and wakes with a yelp of gladness to greet a caressing hand. But the clod-like life of these human logs never knows one ray of light. From the hour when they crawl from their comfortless bed to the hour when they lounge back into it again they never live one moment of real life. Recreation, amusement, companionship, they know not the meaning of. Joy, sorrow, laughter, tears, love, friendship, longing, despair, are idle words to them. From the day when their baby eyes first look out upon their sordid world to the day when, with an oath, they close them forever and their bones are shoveled out of sight, they never warm to one touch of human sympathy, never thrill to a single thought, never start to a single hope. In the name of the God of mercy; let them pour the maddening liquor down their throats and feel for one brief moment that they live!
    Jerome K. Jerome

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