woof

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English oof, owf, from Old English ōwef, āwef, from ō- (on) +‎ wef (web), from wefan (to weave), from Proto-Germanic *webanan (to weave), from Proto-Indo-European *webʰ-, *wobʰ- (to weave, to lace together).

Noun[edit]

woof (plural woofs)

  1. The set of yarns placed crosswise in a loom, interlaced with the warp, carried by the shuttle; weft.
  2. A fabric; the texture of a fabric.
    • 1803, Erasmus Darwin, The Temple of Nature[1], The Gutenberg Project, published 2008:
      O'er her fine waist the purfled woof descends;
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  • (crosswise thread or yarn): weft
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Etymology 2[edit]

Onomatopoeic.

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Noun[edit]

woof (plural woofs)

  1. The sound a dog makes when barking.
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Interjection[edit]

woof

  1. The sound of a dog barking.
  2. (humorous) Expression of strong physical attraction for someone.
    • 2015, Remmy Duchene, Love Me Harder[2], Loose Id, ISBN 9781623009816, page 32:
      I see a hardworking man, with a smile that lights up a room—very sexy—woof!

Verb[edit]

woof (third-person singular simple present woofs, present participle woofing, simple past and past participle woofed)

  1. To make a woofing sound.
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woof

  1. (marketing) Well-off older folks.
  2. (agriculture) Work on organic farm.

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woof

  1. singular past indicative of wuiven