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Yes. The word tuft is a Scrabble US word. The word tuft is worth 7 points in Scrabble:


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3 letters words from 'tuft'

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2 letters words from 'tuft'

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All 4 letters words made out of tuft

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Definitions and meaning of tuft



From Middle English tuft, toft, tofte, an alteration of earlier *tuffe (> Modern English tuff), from Old French touffe, tuffe, toffe, tofe (tuft) (modern French touffe), from Late Latin (near Vegezio) tufa (helmet crest), from Germanic (compare Old English þūf (tuft), Old Norse þúfa (mound), Swedish tuva (tussock; grassy hillock)), from Proto-Germanic *þūbǭ (tube), *þūbaz; akin to Latin tūber (hump, swelling), Ancient Greek τῡ́φη (tū́phē, cattail (used to stuff beds)). Cognate with Late Egyptian ṯwfj (“papyrus; papyrus thicket”). And with Hebrew סוף sûp (“reed, finish, edge or tuff”).


  • IPA(key): /tʌft/
  • Rhymes: -ʌft


tuft (plural tufts)

  1. A bunch of feathers, grass or hair, etc., held together at the base.
  2. A cluster of threads drawn tightly through upholstery, a mattress or a quilt, etc., to secure and strengthen the padding.
  3. A small clump of trees or bushes.
  4. (historical) A gold tassel on the cap worn by titled undergraduates at English universities.
  5. (historical) A person entitled to wear such a tassel.
    • T. Hughes
      Several young tufts, and others of the faster men.

Derived terms

  • tufthunting
  • tufthunter



tuft (third-person singular simple present tufts, present participle tufting, simple past and past participle tufted)

  1. (transitive) To provide or decorate with a tuft or tufts.
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  2. (transitive) To form into tufts.
  3. (transitive) To secure and strengthen (a mattress, quilt, etc.) with tufts.
  4. (intransitive) To be formed into tufts.


Source: wiktionary.org
  • TUFFTAFFETY, (obsolete) a taffeta with a tufted pile.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)