Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Money; cash.

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  • interjection A sound mimicking the loss of air, as if someone's solar plexus had just been struck.
  • noun UK, slang, dated Money.

Etymologies

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(onomatopoeia)

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

Examples

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

    Mandolin Cafe News

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

Comments

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  • Oof.

    September 29, 2010

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

    September 29, 2010

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

    September 29, 2010