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tuft

 
 
pronunciation:
tuhft
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part of speech: noun
definition: a group or clump of long strands that are attached at one end and loose at the other. Yarn, hair, and grass are some strands that can form tufts.
The barber started by cutting several large tufts of hair.
synonyms:
wisp
similar words:
bunch, bundle, clump, cluster, crest, lock, mop, shock, tassel
derivation: tufter (n.)
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