- v. intransitive Produce prusten.
- n. An uninterrupted sounding of prusten.
- Onomatopoeic, but compare chuff (the sound of the exhaust of a steam engine) and -le (verbal suffix conveying frequentativity). (Wiktionary)
“During a feeding this week, the cub gives off a chuffle - a greeting noise - as a zoo worker held her bottle and rubbed her with a wet rag to stimulate her mother's licking.”
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“A verb which denotes the frequent occurrence or repetition of an action, as . . . waggle from wag.” — Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia.
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