Cuff vs Links - What's the difference?

cuff | links |

As nouns the difference between cuff and links

is that cuff is glove; mitten while links is plural of lang=en.

As verbs the difference between cuff and links

is that cuff is to furnish with cuffs while links is third-person singular of link.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?



Etymology 1

From (etyl) cuffe, .


(en noun)
  • (obsolete) glove; mitten.
  • The end of a shirt sleeve that covers the wrist.
  • The end of a pants leg, folded up.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To furnish with cuffs.
  • To handcuff.
  • Etymology 2

    1520, “to hit”, apparently of (etyl) origin, from (etyl) . More at (l), (l), (l).


    (en verb)
  • To hit, as a reproach, particularly with the open palm to the head; to slap.
  • * Shakespeare
  • I swear I'll cuff you, if you strike again.
  • * Dryden
  • They with their quills did all the hurt they could, / And cuffed the tender chickens from their food.
  • To fight; to scuffle; to box.
  • * Dryden
  • While the peers cuff to make the rabble sport.
  • To buffet.
  • * Tennyson
  • cuffed by the gale


    (en noun)
  • A blow, especially with the open hand; a box; a slap.
  • * Spenser
  • Snatcheth his sword, and fiercely to him flies; / Who well it wards, and quitten cuff with cuff.
  • * Hudibras
  • Many a bitter kick and cuff .



    Etymology 1

    See link.


  • Verb

  • (link)
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl) .


  • A golf course, especially one situated on dunes by the sea.
  • * 1894 , “The Golfer in Search of a Climate”, in Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine , page 570
  • but what worthy golf links is not intolerably hard of access?
  • * 1919 , Harold H. Hilton, “Golf Courses at Home and Abroad”, in The Windsor Magazine , no. 296, p. 173.
  • The royal and ancient game of golf may now claim to be the universal game of the world, as in every part of the habitable globe links are to be found.
  • * 1920 , Walter Hines Page, The World’s Work , page 393
  • All over the country, links are scattered — club links, public links, and private links — and every year the number grows.
  • * 1967 , Litellus Russell Muirhead, Scotland , page 278
  • The links are the property of the town, the Courses being under the management of a joint committee representing the R. & A. Golf Club and the City.
  • * 2002 , Forrest L. Richardson, Routing the Golf Course: The Art & Science That Forms the Golf Journey , page 95
  • A true links is built on linksland […]
  • * 2003 , Lorne Rubenstein, A Season in Dornoch: Golf and Life in the Scottish Highlands , page 168
  • A links is best when it’s really firm and when the wind is really up.


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