Chuff definition

chŭf
The buttocks.
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A noisy puffing or explosive sound, such as one made by a locomotive.
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A rude, insensitive person; a boor.
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To produce or move with noisy puffing or explosive sounds.
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The anus.
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(brit., dial.) A boor; churl.
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(UK, dialect) Stupid; churlish.

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A coarse or stupid fellow.

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(slang) To purposefully fail a standardized test in a conspicuous way.
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(intransitive) To make noisy puffing sounds, as of a steam locomotive.
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(UK, informal) To break wind.
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(scriptwriting, uncountable) Superfluous small talk that is free of conflict, offers no character development, description or insight, and does not advance the story or plot.
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(UK) Pleased.
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(vulgar slang, of cheeks) Swollen.
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(vulgar slang) The vagina.
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(UK) Surly.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
chuff
Plural:
chuffs

Origin of chuff

  • Middle English chuffe

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Imitative

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 1520s, in sense “swollen with fat”; circa 1860, British dialect, in sense “pleased”. Possibly related to “coarse, stupid, fat-headed” sense.

    From Wiktionary

  • 15th century, dialectical, in noun sense “stupid fellow”. Adjective sense “surly, displeased” from 1832.

    From Wiktionary

  • Onomatopoeic. Compare chug and puff.

    From Wiktionary