American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A rude, insensitive person; a boor.
- v. To produce or move with noisy puffing or explosive sounds: "Switch engines chuffed impatiently in busy rail yards” ( Robert Paul Jordan).
- n. A noisy puffing or explosive sound, such as one made by a locomotive.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A coarse, heavy, dull fellow; a surly or churlish person; an avaricious old fellow.
- Surly; churlish; ill-tempered.
- n. A cheek.
- Chuffy; plump.
- adj. UK Surly.
- adj. UK, dialect stupid; churlish
- n. A coarse or stupid fellow.
- v. transitive, slang To purposefully fail a standardized test in a conspicuous way.
- v. intransitive To make noisy puffing sounds, as of a steam locomotive.
- v. UK, informal To break wind.
- n. scriptwriting, uncountable Superfluous small talk that is free of conflict, offers no character development, description or insight, and does not advance the story or plot.
- adj. UK Pleased.
- adj. obsolete Swollen with fat.
- adj. vulgar slang, of cheeks Swollen.
- n. vulgar slang The vagina.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A coarse or stupid fellow.
- adj. Prov. Eng. Stupid; churlish.
- v. blow hard and loudly
- (onomatopoeia). Compare chug and puff. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English chuffe.Imitative. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Big cats have their own repertoire of sounds e.g. the rumbled greeting of lionesses and the distinctive "chuff" of tigers.”
“The engine starts with grumpy whine and wet chuff, and then falls into a sullen idle.”
“Draught horses are led around the smaller ring, and nearby dozens of stationary engines chuff, splutter and bounce on individual pitches.”
“In the words of a delightful colloquialism where I come from: these pitchers are as keeping it as "tight as a gnat's chuff".”
“He left me alone, I worked my nuts off and we locked up loads of villans and put them in prison and I squared away some lazy tossers who did chuff all for their money.”
“Anyway, Charlotte is a treat to the eye as well as a pain in the chuff.”
“There was an arrangement of Coltrane's "Moment's Notice" with Chestnut spinning droplets of notes over the percussive chuff of the violins and the bass-like thumping of the cello; a joyous rendition of Clapton's "Crossroads"; and Marshall's bass mandolin, down-home-sounding version of "Gator Strut.”
“Griffith was off before the first chuff finished chuffing.”
“In the first 10 minutes of the game (after, I must chuff, I did get one batter out), a sneaking runner made a judgment call to come back to first - catcher threw the ball to me at about 300 kph (felt like that anyway!), which bounced on the hard packed dirt around me, clipped my thumb and bounced into the side of my face.”
“ They have things to help them, like creatures, but not; things that roar and chuff and belch smoke.”
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