MEANING: noun:
1. A clump of something.
2. A mound.
3. A low seat, stool, cushion, etc.

ETYMOLOGY: Diminutive of tuft, from French touffe (tuft). Earliest documented use: 1553.

TUFEET - you stand on your own when you're independent

TURFET - a diminutive piece of sod

RUFFET - what you do when opponents lead a suit you're void in