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1. A clump or tuft of grass.
2. A low seat, such as a stool.

[Alteration of tuft.]


1. (Furniture) a small mound or low seat
[C16: alteration of tuft]


(ˈtʌf ɪt)
1. a low stool; footstool.
2. Dial. tuft.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tuffet - a low seat or a stool to rest the feet of a seated persontuffet - a low seat or a stool to rest the feet of a seated person
stool - a simple seat without a back or arms


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all, it turns out, are international (american, australian and Jamaican respectively) variations on the rhyme about little Miss Muffet sitting on her tuffet and eating her curds and whey - which might not make a whole lot more sense but at least sounds familiar to an english adult ear.
Muffet's Tuffets, Justine Heavilon, 1755 Kingsley Rd Apt 202.
CALL IT AN OTTOMAN, POUF, HASSOCK, FOOTSTOOL or even tuffet, the concept is the same--an upholstered, backless, usually round piece of occasional furniture that you can use for extra seating, a cocktail table or to rest your feet on.