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Topic: CLOTHES

Date: 1500-1600
Origin: cuff 'glove' (14-16 centuries)

cuff

1 noun
     
cuff1 [countable]
1DCC the end of a sleeve
2 American EnglishDCC a narrow piece of cloth turned upwards at the bottom of a trouser leg [= turn-up British English]
3 an action in which you hit someone lightly on the head with your hand open
4SC

cuffs

[plural] handcuffs
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