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. A gold tassel on the cap worn by titled undergraduates at English universities.
  5. A person entitled to wear such a tassel.


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

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