doff

[dof, dawf]
verb (used with object)
1.
to remove or take off, as clothing.
2.
to remove or tip (the hat), as in greeting.
3.
to throw off; get rid of: Doff your stupid ideas and join our side!
4.
Textiles.
a.
to strip (carded fiber) from a carding machine.
b.
to remove (full bobbins, material, etc.) from a textile machine.
noun
5.
Textiles.
a.
the act of removing bobbins, material, etc., and stripping fibers from a textile machine.
b.
the material so doffed.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English, contraction of do off; cf. don1

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doff (dɒf)
 
vb
1.  to take off or lift (one's hat) in salutation
2.  to remove (clothing)
 
[Old English dōn of; see do1, off; compare don1]
 
'doffer
 
n

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doff
mid-14c., contraction of do off, preserving the original sense of do as "put." At the time of Johnson's Dictionary [1755] the word was "obsolete, and rarely used except by rustics," but it was saved from extinction (along with don) by Sir Walter Scott. Related: Doffed; doffing.
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Example sentences
He shook hands with his playing partners and doffed his cap, but never smiled.
The first worker performed an emergency egress, and the second worker doffed
  normally at the entrance to the tent.
Both workers successfully doffed with no contamination.
Respirators were donned and doffed, and sampling trains started and stopped, in
  a clean area.
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