Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Money.
  • interj. A sound mimicking the loss of air, as if someone's solar plexus had just been struck.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Money; cash.

Etymologies

(onomatopoeia) (Wiktionary)
From ooftish or possibly connected with French œuf ("egg") (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • He also could not get the idea oof not accompanying every song.

    Mandolin Cafe News

  • 'oof, which is walking, was beginning to bear heavily upon them.

    THE SPIKE

  • The "oof" was occasioned by Caramon plucking the kender off of his feet, lifting him in his strong arms, and clapping his hand over Tas's mouth.

    Time of the Twins

  • He said he enjoyed his Christmas, and added: "I feel as fit as a Lowther Arcade fiddle, and only require a little more 'oof' to feel as fit as a 500 pounds Stradivarius."

    The Diary of a Nobody

  • All of this except "oof" was a quotation from the Child Sir Lancelot, as conceived by Mrs. Lora Rewbush.

    Penrod

  • THE OUPHE [Footnote: _Ouphe_, pronounced "oof," is an old-fashioned word for goblin or elf.]

    The Junior Classics — Volume 6 Old-Fashioned Tales

  • "The briefs don't come anyway, nor the 'oof': that's all I can see to be sorry for."

    Winding Paths

  • [Footnote 1: _Ouphe_, pronounced "oof," is an old-fashioned word for goblin or elf.]

    Wonder-Box Tales

  • He gave a high-pitched "oof" and flinched, his gun going off and barely missing my leg as I completed my roll and brought my gun up.

    McGeheeZone.com

  • If when blowing, no noise is made then this is the same as breathing and the Namaz does not break but to do this on purpose is Makrooh, and if by blowing, two words are said such as 'oof' tuf then the Namaz will

    Bloggers.Pakistan

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  • A post-dim-sum noise if ever I heard one!

    September 29, 2010

  • Add an extra "o" if you'd like to add oomph to your ooof, Proo.

    September 29, 2010

  • Oof.

    September 29, 2010