a sound of or like the exhaust of a steam engine.
verb (used without object)
to emit or proceed with chuffs:
The train chuffed along.
adjective, adverb (prenominal)
(Brit, slang) (intensifier): chuffing marvellous
a puffing sound of or as if of a steam engine
(intransitive) to move while emitting such sounds: the train chuffed on its way
(dialect) a boor; churl; sullen fellow
(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.
[chuhf-uh l] /ˈtʃʌf əl/ verb (used without object), chuffled, chuffling. 1. (of the larger species of cats) to make a low snuffling sound analogous to the purring of smaller cat species, often as a greeting. noun 2. such a sound.
[chuhf-ee] /ˈtʃʌf i/ adjective, chuffier, chuffiest. 1. churlish; surly.
[chuhg] /tʃʌg/ noun 1. a short, dull, explosive sound: the steady chug of an engine. verb (used without object), chugged, chugging. 2. to make this sound: The motor chugged. 3. to move while making this sound: The train chugged along. [chuhg] /tʃʌg/ Slang. verb (used with object), chugged, chugging. 1. . verb (used without object), […]
[choo-gach, -gash] /ˈtʃu gætʃ, -gæʃ/ noun, (used with a plural verb) 1. a coastal mountain range in S Alaska, extending W from the St. Elias Mountains. Highest peak, Mount Marcus Baker, 13,176 feet (4016 meters).