ETYM Perh. from French coiffe headdress, hood, or coif; as if the cuff were a cap for the hand. Related to Coif.
The turned-back hem encircling the end of the sleeve or leg; SYN. turnup.
1. (Informal) Someone who is unsuccessful; SYN. dud, washout.
2. A complete failure; SYN. bust.
3. The act of throwing oneself down; SYN. collapse.