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woof1

[woo f, woof] /wʊf, wuf/
noun
1.
filling (def 5).
2.
texture; fabric.
3.
British, warp (def 13).
Origin of woof1
900
before 900; Middle English oof, owf, Old English ōwef, āwef (compare gewef), equivalent to ō-, ā- a-3 + wef (akin to web); modern w- from weft, warp, weave, etc.

woof2

[woo f] /wʊf/
interjection
1.
(used to imitate the bark of a dog).
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woof1

/wuːf/
noun
1.
the crosswise yarns that fill the warp yarns in weaving; weft
2.
a woven fabric or its texture
Word Origin
Old English ōwef, from ō-, perhaps from on, + wefweb (see weave); modern form influenced by warp

woof2

/wʊf/
interjection
1.
an imitation of the bark or growl of a dog
verb
2.
(intransitive) (of dogs) to bark or growl
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Word Origin and History for woof
n.

"weft, texture, fabric," Old English owef, from o- "on" + wefan "to weave" (see weave). With excrescent -w- by influence of warp or weft.

dog bark noise, first recorded 1804, echoic. Woofer "loudspeaker for bass notes" first attested 1935.

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woodwork

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crawl out of the woodwork


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