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First published 1952 (SND Vol. III).
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CUFFET, n. A blow. In pl.: a boys' game.Abd. 1853 W. Cadenhead Flights of Fancy 256:
We gladly relinquished the nags or the cuffets, If Shouther-the-win only cam' i' the way.
Rnf. 1792 A. Wilson Watty and Meg (1808) xii.:
O, for Gudesake, keep frae cuffets.

[Prob. from Eng. cuff, a blow, influenced by Eng. buffet.]

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