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woof1

[woo f, woof] /wʊf, wuf/
noun
1.
filling (def 5).
2.
texture; fabric.
3.
British, warp (def 13).
Origin
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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  • Crosswise woof threads were interwoven with warp threads on a loom.
  • The texture of the prose is a warp of sensory impressions woven into woof of poetical abstraction.
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

woof

verb
  1. To talk idly; chatter meaninglessly: I ain't woofin'. I'm not fooling (1934+ Black)
  2. To boast, esp menacingly; bluff: The extreme of arguing is ''woofing,'' like Ali and Frazier (1934+ Black)
  3. To vomit: woofed in the backroom

[echoic fr the idle or menacing barking of a dog]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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Encyclopedia Article for woof

weft

in woven fabrics, the widthwise, or horizontal, yarns carried over and under the warp, or lengthwise, yarns and running from selvage to selvage. Filling yarns are generally made with less twist than are warp yarns because they are subjected to less strain in the weaving process and therefore require less strength

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