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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Slang Nonsense; baloney.
  • n. Slang Insolent talk; back talk.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Nonsensical talk or thinking.
  • n. Superfluous information.
  • n. Insolent or otherwise unacceptable remarks.
  • v. To break wind.
  • v. To mislead.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A ludicrously false statment.
  • n. Insolent or disrespectful talk.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An oaf or fool.
  • n. Idle or foolish talk; stuff.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. unacceptable behavior (especially ludicrously false statements)

Etymologies

Perhaps imitative.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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  • Scots - stench, smell.

    August 2, 2008

  • In parts of the UK, to fart. Or as a noun.

    May 14, 2008

  • Pronounced more like "goof" in Hebrew, and often transliterated as "guf".

    February 2, 2008

  • It's also a term the Talmud uses to refer to the repository of all unborn souls. Literally, the word "guff" means "body."

    Kinda ironic when you consider the two meanings.. (purity v. falsity)

    February 1, 2008