Chuff



[chuhf] /tʃʌf/

noun
1.
a rustic.
2.
a boor; churl.
3.
a miserly fellow.
[chuhf, choo f] /tʃʌf, tʃʊf/
adjective, British Dialect.
1.
chubby; fat.
2.
swollen with pride; proud; elated.
[chuhf] /tʃʌf/
noun
1.
a sound of or like the exhaust of a steam engine.
verb (used without object)
2.
to emit or proceed with chuffs:
The train chuffed along.
/tʃʌf/
noun
1.
a puffing sound of or as if of a steam engine
verb
2.
(intransitive) to move while emitting such sounds: the train chuffed on its way
/tʃʌf/
noun
1.
(dialect) a boor; churl; sullen fellow
/tʃʌf/
verb
1.
(transitive; usually passive) (Brit, slang) to please or delight: he was chuffed by his pay rise

“pleased, happy,” c.1860, British dialect, from obsolete chuff “swollen with fat” (1520s). A second British dialectal chuff has an opposite meaning, “displeased, gruff” (1832), from chuff “rude fellow,” or, as Johnson has it, “a coarse, fat-headed, blunt clown” (mid-15c.), of unknown origin. Related: Chuffed.

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