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Yes. The word cauf is a Scrabble US word. The word cauf is worth 9 points in Scrabble:

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Yes. The word cauf is a Scrabble UK word and has 9 points:

C3A1U1F4

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4 letters words from 'cauf'

CAUF 9 

3 letters words from 'cauf'

AUF 6CAF 8

2 letters words from 'cauf'

FA 5FU 5

All 4 letters words made out of cauf

cauf acuf cuaf ucaf aucf uacf cafu acfu cfau fcau afcu facu cufa ucfa cfua fcua ufca fuca aufc uafc afuc fauc ufac fuac

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Definitions and meaning of cauf

cauf

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) enPR: kôf, IPA(key): /kɔːf/

Etymology 1

From corf (basket) (which remains a homophone of cauf in some dialects).

Noun

cauf (plural cauves)

  1. A chest with holes for keeping fish alive in water.
    • 1926: Permanent International Association of Navigation Congresses, Reports, volume 2, unknown page (Executive Committee)
      The live fish is now kept in the cauves until sold for consumption in the home-country or abroad.
References
  • Glossographia; or, A Dictionary Interpreting the Hard Words of Whatsoever Language, Now Used in Our Refined English Tongue, by Thomas Blount (1662?; in 1670 Ed.)
    Cauf, a little trunk or chest with holes in it, wherein Fishermen keep Fish alive in the water, ready for use.
  • †cauf” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary [2nd Ed.; 1989]

Etymology 2

Phonetic respelling.

Noun

cauf (plural cauves)

  1. Pronunciation spelling of calf.
    • 1845: Charles Rogers, Tom Treddlehoyle’s Thowts, Joakes, an Smiles for Midsummer Day, pages 40–41
      An estimate at traffick hez been made be sum foaks, at wor set ta tack noatis, an it appear’d, bit average a wun month, thear wor enter’d Pogmoor an Hickam, fifteen wheelbarras, nine turnap rowlers, eighteen cauves, six sither grinders, wun wattar barril, nine haulin-horses, two pol’d cahs, three pair a cuts, wun hearse, sixteen dogs, three sheep, fourteen coil-carts, thurty mules, twenty-five geese, an three pigs.
References
  • Publications of the English Dialect Society, volume 52 (1886), page 26
    CAUF, CAUVES. — Common pronunciation of Calf, Calves: as “I’d been to serve the cauves;” “She’s gotten a quee cauf[.]”

Scots

Etymology 1

From Middle English calf (young cow), from Old English cealf, from Proto-Germanic *kalbaz, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷolbʰo (womb, animal young).

Alternative forms

  • cawf, caff, calf

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kɑːf/

Noun

cauf (plural caur)

  1. calf (young cow)
References
  • “cauf, ca'f, caav, cauve , n.1 and v.”, in The Dictionary of the Scots Language, Edinburgh: Scottish Language Dictionaries, 2004–, OCLC 57069714, reproduced from W[illiam] Grant and D[avid] D. Murison, editors, The Scottish National Dictionary, Edinburgh: Scottish National Dictionary Association, 1931–1976, →OCLC.

Etymology 2

From Middle English calf (area behind the shin), from Old Norse kalfi.

Alternative forms

  • cauve, cawve

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kɑːf/, /kɑːv/

Noun

cauf (plural cauves)

  1. (rare) calf (area behind the shin)
References
  • “cauf, cauve, cawve, n.2”, in The Dictionary of the Scots Language, Edinburgh: Scottish Language Dictionaries, 2004–, OCLC 57069714, reproduced from W[illiam] Grant and D[avid] D. Murison, editors, The Scottish National Dictionary, Edinburgh: Scottish National Dictionary Association, 1931–1976, →OCLC.

Etymology 3

From Middle English caf, caff, kaf, kaff, alternative forms of chaf.

Noun

cauf

  1. Alternative form of caff

Source: wiktionary.org
  • a coalminer's basket.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)