What does cuffing mean?

Linking up in a relationship with a person

Cuffing is a dating term for when a person starts a relationship with someone. It comes from "handcuffing" a person, which is when his hands are linked together with handcuffs.

The term has a negative connotation since cuffing someone is done to restrain the person. It is similar to the "ole ball and chain" expression used to refer to a SO. Cuffing is popular during the late fall and winter months, which is known as cuffing season.


"Where's Sean?
He's at the movies too busy cuffing with the first girl he sees."
Determined cuffing at its finest

Determined cuffing at its finest

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Last Updated: March 27, 2017

Cuffing definition

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