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Doff

is do-off, as “Doff your hat.” So Don is do-on, as “Don your clothes.” Dup is do-up, as “Dup the door” (q.v.).        

“Doff thy barness, youth,

And tempt not yet the brushes of the war.”

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Shakespeare: Troilus and Cressida, v 3.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Dodger
Dodington
Dodipoll
Dodman
Dodona
Dods (Meg)
Dodson and Fogg
Doe
Doeg
Doff
Dog
Dog and Duck
Dog-cheap
Dog-days
Dog-fall (in wrestling)
Dog-grass (triticum repens)
Dog-head (in machinery)
Dog-headed Tribes
Dog-Latin
Dog-leech (A)

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