handcuffs etymology

English word handcuffs comes from English hand, English cuff

Detailed word origin of handcuffs

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
hand English (eng) (archaic) Actual performance; deed; act; workmanship; agency; hence, manner of performance.. (archaic) Agency in transmission from one person to another.. (card games) The set of cards held by a player.. (chiefly, in measuring the height of horses) Four inches, a hand's breadth.. (firearms) The small part of a gunstock near the lock, which is grasped by the hand in taking aim.. (heading) In [...]
cuff English (eng) (transitive) To furnish with cuffs.. (transitive) To handcuff. (obsolete) glove; mitten. The end of a pants leg, folded up. The end of a shirt sleeve that covers the wrist (intransitive) To fight; to scuffle; to box.. (transitive) To hit, as a reproach, particularly with the open palm to the head; to slap.. To buffet. A blow, especially with the open hand; a box; a slap.
handcuffs English (eng) (plurale tantum) A fastening consisting of two metal rings, designed to go around a person's wrists, and connected by a chain or hinge.