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1Remove (an item of clothing).lay hold of, take hold of, get hold of, get into one's handsView synonyms
- 1.1Take off or raise (one's hat) as a greeting or token of respect.‘the manager doffed his hat to her’
- ‘‘Good afternoon, sir, nice to see you again,’ the liveried porter smiles and doffs his hat.’
- ‘There was also the whole etiquette of uncovering your head in the presence of your betters and men doffing their hats to ladies and so forth.’
- ‘Every man in the room duly doffed his hat, including the other photographers, much to the approval of the Royal couple and to the dismay of the bare-headed cameramen who were too busy with their hats to attend to their lens-caps.’
- ‘When Edward doffed his black top hat to the crowd, the spectators lining each side of the track erupted as if they were spectators at a pop concert.’
- ‘When's the last time 40 people doffed their hats to you?’
- 1.1Take off or raise (one's hat) as a greeting or token of respect.
Late Middle English contraction of do off. Compare with don.
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