From (etyl) oof, owf, from (etyl) , from Proto-Germanic *webanan'' (to weave), from Proto-Indo-European ''*webh-''/''*wobh- (to weave, to lace together).
the set of yarns placed crosswise in a loom, interlaced with the warp, carried by the shuttle.
A fabric; the texture of a fabric.
, author=Earsmus Darwin
, title=The Temple of Nature
, publisher=The Gutenberg Project
, passage=O'er her fine waist the purfled woof
* (crosswise thread or yarn) weft
The sound a dog makes when barking.
* (sound of a dog) bark, bow wow, growl, howl, snarl, whimper, whine, yap, yelp, yip
(humorous) Expression of strong physical attraction for someone.
To make a woofing sound
(marketing) Well Off Older Folks
(agriculture) Work on organic farm
A sound mimicking the loss of air, as if someone's solar plexus had just been struck.
From (ooftish) or possibly connected with (etyl)
* 1888 , , Colonel Quaritch V.C. (
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* 1911–1912 , published 1916, , The World For Sale , book 2, chapter 10 (
- “Oh,” Johnnie was saying, “so Quest is his name, is it, and he lives in a city called Boisingham, does he? Is he an oof bird?” (rich)
“Rather,” answered the Tiger, “if only one can make the dollars run, but he's a nasty mean boy, he is.
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- What's he after? Oof—oof—oof , that's what he's after. He's for his own pocket, he's for being boss of all the woolly West. He's after keeping us poor and making himself rich.