Antonyms for muff


Grammar : Verb
Spell : muhf
Phonetic Transcription : mʌf


Definition of muff

Origin :
  • "warm covering for the hands," 1590s, from Dutch mof "a muff," shortened from Middle Dutch moffel "mitten, muff," from Middle French moufle "mitten," from Old French mofle "thick glove, large mitten, handcuffs" (9c.), from Medieval Latin muffula "a muff," of unknown origin. In 17c.-18c. also worn by men. Meaning "vulva and pubic hair" is from 1690s; muff-diver "one who performs cunnilingus" is from 1935.
  • verb bungle
Example sentences :
  • Jenkins is all very well for work, but he is nothing but a muff in other things.
  • Extract from : « The Channings » by Mrs. Henry Wood
  • I asked if the muff, as well as the glove, had been searched carefully.
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 9 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • She drew the paper from her muff with an impulsive movement and thrust it toward him.
  • Extract from : « The Inn at the Red Oak » by Latta Griswold
  • She threw down her cloak and muff, the instant she came in, with an air of ill-humour, and undressed herself in a hurried manner.
  • Extract from : « The Secret Memoirs of Louis XV./XVI, Complete » by Madame du Hausset, an "Unknown English Girl" and the Princess Lamballe
  • Bobinette had swallowed the contents of a small phial hidden in her muff!
  • Extract from : « A Nest of Spies » by Pierre Souvestre
  • He collided with the girl who, with a furtive gesture, slipped something into her muff.
  • Extract from : « A Nest of Spies » by Pierre Souvestre
  • I also told Aunt Belle to see about relining my mink cape and muff.
  • Extract from : « The Gorgeous Girl » by Nalbro Bartley
  • David winced at the huge bunch of violets fastened to her muff.
  • Extract from : « David Dunne » by Belle Kanaris Maniates
  • Elinor slipped Judith's nervous hand into her muff within her own.
  • Extract from : « Miss Pat at School » by Pemberton Ginther
  • Flora, blown by breezes North, Hides her fingers in her muff.
  • Extract from : « Enamels and Cameos and other Poems » by Thophile Gautier

Synonyms for muff

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