Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Nonsense; baloney.
  • noun Insolent talk; back talk.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

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

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

  • noun informal Nonsensical talk or thinking.
  • noun informal Superfluous information.
  • noun informal Insolent or otherwise unacceptable remarks.
  • verb slang To break wind.
  • verb slang To mislead.

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

  • noun unacceptable behavior (especially ludicrously false statements)

Etymologies

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

Perhaps imitative.

Examples

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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