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 wants to stay on as both army chief and president, despite a pledge last
  year to doff his uniform.
He has pledged to doff his uniform after being re-elected president.
Wearing loose, breathable cotton layers to don and doff is always a good
  strategy.
In court, he gets off to a rocky start when he refuses to doff his turban for a
  white judge.
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