1. keeping apart from others
1. At university, I kept aloof from the other students in my residence, feeling that I had nothing in common with them.
2. reserved; unsociable
2. He seems an aloof sort of character, but if you get to know him you'll find that he's really very friendly and down-to-earth.
Aloof (ALOne in the rOOF), when some is alone in the roof, he is at distance from other members of house. aloof:aloo (potato)+f. u like aloo so mom keeps it "apart" for u. it is "reserved" for u