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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of chuff.
  • adj. Very pleased or satisfied.

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  • adj. very pleased


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1957, from dialectical chuff, originally meaning “puffed with fat”.


  • And in reality, I am so chuffed that all these wonderful people care about me (no, tahnan, "chuffed" is not a dirty word), and it is more than I deserve, by far, and I'm not asking for more than that, really, I'm not.

    February 22nd, 2003

  • We're pretty sure that chuffed translates to "psyched" or "pumped" or the like, but if it's actually some sort of South African curse word, we apologize profusely in advance.

    Wired Top Stories

  • But at the time I was kind of chuffed at answering “Argentina” after holding my hand up for a few minutes and listening to five or six wrong guesses.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » The Name of What Country

  • I could do no less for the only person in the chat who understood what I meant when I said I was "chuffed" without explanation.

    CJOB Interview: Shout Out to My Tweeps

  • Joe thought New York was amazing, and he was "chuffed" to be in the Big Apple.

    Brian Oxman: A Night on the Town With Joe the Plumber

  • The story at the zoo at the time was that the tiger had jumped out in reaction to a different woman, a regular visitor, who often "chuffed" at the tigers to get replies (this is a soft friendly greeting, also known as "prusten").

    Frans de Waal: Jump, Tiger, Jump!

  • In the UK "chuffed" means "happy" as in "I was well chufffed to pick the winner in that race".

    Who Goes There - Pop Quiz

  • British troops 'chuffed' to receive Queen's Christmas message of support

    'We Ask A Lot Of You'

  • While the municipality is "chuffed" with this first-time payment, it has already started cutting services to defaulters.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Mr Bell said he was 'chuffed' to have been selected as a finalist, but could not take all the credit for the success of his business because it was a team effort. The Northern Star


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    August 12, 2010

  • Thanks to Hugh Laurie who introduced me to "chuffed to bits."

    September 19, 2009

  • Is this word related to the British slang use of chuff?

    August 18, 2008

  • Citation on miffed.

    August 2, 2008

  • I like "egoboo" better, though the words only overlap at their definitions' edges.

    November 28, 2007

  • As in "fair chuffed."

    October 13, 2007

  • From "...geeks just aren't chuffed with corporate culture."

    July 3, 2007