Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Produce prusten.
  • n. An uninterrupted sounding of prusten.

Etymologies

Onomatopoeic, but compare chuff (the sound of the exhaust of a steam engine) and -le (verbal suffix conveying frequentativity). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • During a feeding this week, the cub gives off a chuffle - a greeting noise - as a zooworker held her bottle and rubbed her with a wet rag to stimulate her mother's licking.

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  • 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.

    RutlandHerald.com

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