As a verb doffs
is third-person singular of doff.
As a noun toffs is
plural of toff.
(clothing) to remove or take off, especially of clothing
- And made us doff our easy robes of peace.
- At night, or in the rain, / He dons a surcoat which he doffs at morn.
, title=(Jeeves in the Offing
, section=chapter VII
, passage=She had doffed
the shirt and Bermuda-shorts which she had been wearing and was now dressed for her journey home.}}
to remove or tip a hat, as in greeting, salutation or as a mark of respect
to get rid of, to throw off
- The rustics doffed their hats at the clergy.
*1778 , Charles Dibdin, The Perfect Sailor :
*:Thus Death, who kings and tars despatches,
- Doff that stupid idea: it would never work.
*:For, though his body's under hatches
- In vain Tom's life has doffed ,
(reflexive) To strip; to divest; to undress.
- His soul has gone aloft.
- Heaven's King, who doffs himself our flesh to wear.
* (remove or take off clothing)
* (remove clothing) (l)