footstool vs tuffet what difference

what is difference between footstool and tuffet

English

Etymology

foot +‎ stool

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈfʊtˌstuːl/

Noun

footstool (plural footstools)

  1. A low stool for supporting the feet while seated.
  2. (figuratively) Anything trodden upon or treated as subservient.

Translations

See also

  • stepstool


English

Etymology

From Old French touffel, diminutive of touffe (tuft).

Noun

tuffet (plural tuffets)

  1. A clump of grass or similar vegetation; a small grass-covered mound.
    Little Miss Muffet sat on a tuffet, eating her curds and whey.
  2. (furniture) A large cushion which may have an internal frame, used as a low seat or stool.
  3. An inflatable cushion serving as landing area for precision accuracy parachuting.

Translations

See also

(stool): footstool, pouffe, hassock, ottoman, tumpty


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