Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The quality of being chuffy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality of being chuffy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Surliness; churlishness; boorishness.
  • n. Chubbiness; plumpness.

Etymologies

chuffy +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Rejoiced was I that my sisters should have this glimpse of her, and off we drove to her; but I must own that we were disappointed in this visit, for there was a sort of _chuffiness_, and a sawdust kind of unconnected cutshortness in her manner, which we could not like.

    The Life and Letters of Maria Edgeworth, Volume 1

  • China's recent freak-out over a long-planned U.S. arms sale to Taiwan, its obstreperousness at the United Nations Copenhagen climate summit and its chuffiness on sanctions against Iran have underscored the non-democracy's new swagger as the healthiest post-crash economy.

    Ottawa Sun

  • In the end, the protocol and precedence matters were sorted out, but not before strong protests were made, apologies given, and chuffiness assuaged.

    TrinidadExpress Today's News

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