- IPA: /tʌft/
tuft (plural tufts)
- A bunch of feathers, grass or hair, etc., held together at the base.
- A cluster of threads drawn tightly through upholstery, a mattress or a quilt, etc., to secure and strengthen the padding.
- A small clump of trees or bushes.
- (historical) A gold tassel on the cap worn by titled undergraduates at English universities.
- (historical) A person entitled to wear such a tassel.
- T. Hughes
- Several young tufts, and others of the faster men.
- T. Hughes
- French: touffe
- German: Büschel, Tuff
- Italian: cespo, ciuffo, ciocca, zolla
- Portuguese: tufo
- Russian: (feathers, grass, hair) пучо́к
- Spanish: mechón (hair), penacho (feathers), manojo (grass), haz (twigs), champa
- Italian: fiocco, rappa
- Italian: macchia d'alberi
- Italian: nappina dorata
tuft (tufts, present participle tufting; past and past participle tufted)
- (transitive) To provide or decorate with a tuft or tufts.
- (transitive) To form into tufts.
- (transitive) To secure and strengthen (a mattress, quilt, etc.) with tufts.
- (intransitive) To be formed into tufts.
- Italian: infiocchettare, ornare di ciuffi, impennacchiare
- Italian: trapuntare
- Italian: a forma di ciuffo