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What is the meaning of “I dove my hat”?
Are you sure it's dove, not doffed. To doff your hat is when (usually) a man takes off his hat briefly as a sign of respect, for example to a woman. It's still done a lot here in Poland, where some men also doff their hats when they pass a church. According to my dictionary, the past is doffed, but maybe this is a regional variant.
April 8, 2011, 8:28am
or maybe it's a typo, and the expression is "I love you hat"
April 9, 2011, 12:34am
Like Sue says, it's "I doff my hat" or a more common variant "I tip my hat" It means to give your respect or admiration. For example, I tip/doff my hat to those who donate to charity.
April 10, 2011, 4:24am
I DOVE MY HAIR BACK AND FORTH
April 12, 2011, 7:25pm
'swaindom is all about bootlicking, kneebending and doffenness to the big man'
April 14, 2011, 2:08pm
I would assume that "dove" is past-tense for "doff". "Yesterday, I dove my hat to a sweet old lady".
Pronounced with a long "o", not like the bird.
Tom in TX
November 13, 2011, 2:03pm
I hang-glid off the mountain, dove into the lake, and dove my hat to the sweet old lady.
November 13, 2011, 7:27pm
"I dove my hat" is not English. It's 'doffed'.
I believe that 'don' is a contraction of 'do on' and 'doff' is a contraction of 'do off'.
October 26, 2012, 8:18am
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