from The Century Dictionary.

  • Blunt; clownish; surly; rude.
  • Fat, plump, or round, especially in the cheeks; chubby.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Fat or puffed out in the cheeks.
  • adjective Rough; clownish; surly.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Fat or puffed out in the cheeks.
  • adjective Rough; clownish; surly.


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  • On sitting on the grass outside the lager, I remember how chuffy Tom & I felt and also him saying "Just think, Stan, these people going by, are now going home to a nice farmhouse tea".

    Stan Prout

  • See, i like my men chuffy and rough, so Andy is a little too smooth for me to get the sexy vibe from, but got-damn is he not the cutest thing on the face of this earth?!?!?!

    Dlisted - Be Very Afraid

  • Nothing suits me but the fluffy, chuffy things with a tilt to them.

    Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1902 to 1903

  • Deliverance Dobbins, a frumpish, fizgig of a maid, ever complaining of bodily ills though her chuffy cheeks were red as pippins, reported that one day when she had gone for simples she had seen strange, dead things in the jars of M. Picot's dispensary.

    Heralds of Empire Being the Story of One Ramsay Stanhope, Lieutenant to Pierre Radisson in the Northern Fur Trade

  • Eh! they was set up about it, was t 'cows; I'd niver seen 'em so chuffy.

    Tales of the Ridings

  • Tennessee, her chuffy hand on his shoulder, for she could reach it as he knelt, held her head close to his, and looked at them too with wide black eyes.

    Down the Ravine

  • The place had a suspicious appearance, and a pack of hounds in full cry rushed from the kitchen, and, while in the act of leaping the stile and palings, were arrested almost in mid air by a chuffy voice crying from within:

    The Entailed Hat Or, Patty Cannon's Times

  • But the latter occur in profusion, too: pirootin ': Messing around; from "pirouetting." tickler: A flat pocket flask. favorance: Resemblance. gumshot: Slingshot. throddy: Well rounded; plump; chuffy. in the room of: In place of.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XI No 3


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  • In youth Ernest posed as a toughie-

    Laconic, disheveled and scruffy,

    But the act was belied

    By the cherub inside

    Revealed in his cheeks pink and chuffy.

    Find out more about Ernest Bafflewit

    August 28, 2015

  • (adjective) - (1) Haughty, proud, puffed up; fat and fleshy. In some parts, clownish.

    --Alfred Easther's Dialect of Almondbury and Huddersfield, 1883

    (2) Chuffle-headed, foolish, stupid. West Yorkshire.

    --Joseph Wright's English Dialect Dictionary, 1896-1905

    January 14, 2018