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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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  • By means of the thumb-nail or flints, they split them into threads, which they use as woof.

  • They lay far deeper, in the very warp and woof of her nature.

    Dust Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
  • The door was shut, but woof knew that doors frequently opened if one scratched at them and whined persuasively.

    Hoof and Claw Charles G. D. Roberts
  • And as a shuttle separates the warp from the woof, so a name distinguishes the natures of things.

    Cratylus Plato
  • Every time I hit ther ground with my hoofs I grunted 'woof.'

    Ted Strong in Montana Edward C. Taylor
  • As in a web the warp is stronger than the woof, so should the rulers be stronger than their half-educated subjects.

    Laws Plato
  • His people came over with Henry the Conqueror and his title will last just long enough for me to reach for it, and then—woof!

    We Can't Have Everything Rupert Hughes
British Dictionary definitions for woof

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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Slang definitions & phrases for woof

woodwork

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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