Doff – raise one's hat as a greeting
To remember the definition of the word doff, use the following mnemonic:
Do drop off (doff) your hat from your head when you greet someone.
Examples of doff in a sentence
Using his hat to doff, the man bid his family farewell and headed west on his horse.
As he reached to doff his hat at his neighbour, a gust of wind blew and carried it away.