chuff


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chuff 1

 (chŭf)
n.
A rude, insensitive person; a boor.

[Middle English chuffe.]

chuff 2

 (chŭf)
intr.v. chuffed, chuf·fing, chuffs
To produce or move with noisy puffing or explosive sounds: "Switch engines chuffed impatiently in busy rail yards" (Robert Paul Jordan).
n.
A noisy puffing or explosive sound, such as one made by a locomotive.

[Imitative.]

chuff 3

 (chŭf)
n. Chiefly British Vulgar Slang
1. The buttocks.
2. The anus.

chuff

(tʃʌf)
n
a puffing sound of or as if of a steam engine
vb
(intr) to move while emitting such sounds: the train chuffed on its way.
[C20: of imitative origin]

chuff

(tʃʌf)
n
dialect a boor; churl; sullen fellow
[C17: from obsolete chuff (n) fat cheek, of obscure origin]

chuff

(tʃʌf)
vb
(tr; usually passive) slang Brit to please or delight: he was chuffed by his pay rise.
[probably from chuff (adj) pleased, happy (earlier: chubby), from C16 chuff (obsolete n) a fat cheek, of unknown origin]

chuff1

(tʃʌf)

n.
a boor; churl.
[1400–50; late Middle English chuffe, of obscure orig.]

chuff3

(tʃʌf)

n.
1. a sound of or like the exhaust of a steam engine.
v.i.
2. to emit or proceed with chuffs: a train chuffing along.
[1910–15; imitative]

chuff


Past participle: chuffed
Gerund: chuffing

Imperative
chuff
chuff
Present
I chuff
you chuff
he/she/it chuffs
we chuff
you chuff
they chuff
Preterite
I chuffed
you chuffed
he/she/it chuffed
we chuffed
you chuffed
they chuffed
Present Continuous
I am chuffing
you are chuffing
he/she/it is chuffing
we are chuffing
you are chuffing
they are chuffing
Present Perfect
I have chuffed
you have chuffed
he/she/it has chuffed
we have chuffed
you have chuffed
they have chuffed
Past Continuous
I was chuffing
you were chuffing
he/she/it was chuffing
we were chuffing
you were chuffing
they were chuffing
Past Perfect
I had chuffed
you had chuffed
he/she/it had chuffed
we had chuffed
you had chuffed
they had chuffed
Future
I will chuff
you will chuff
he/she/it will chuff
we will chuff
you will chuff
they will chuff
Future Perfect
I will have chuffed
you will have chuffed
he/she/it will have chuffed
we will have chuffed
you will have chuffed
they will have chuffed
Future Continuous
I will be chuffing
you will be chuffing
he/she/it will be chuffing
we will be chuffing
you will be chuffing
they will be chuffing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been chuffing
you have been chuffing
he/she/it has been chuffing
we have been chuffing
you have been chuffing
they have been chuffing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been chuffing
you will have been chuffing
he/she/it will have been chuffing
we will have been chuffing
you will have been chuffing
they will have been chuffing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been chuffing
you had been chuffing
he/she/it had been chuffing
we had been chuffing
you had been chuffing
they had been chuffing
Conditional
I would chuff
you would chuff
he/she/it would chuff
we would chuff
you would chuff
they would chuff
Past Conditional
I would have chuffed
you would have chuffed
he/she/it would have chuffed
we would have chuffed
you would have chuffed
they would have chuffed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.chuff - blow hard and loudly; "he huffed and puffed as he made his way up the mountain"
blow - exhale hard; "blow on the soup to cool it down"

chuff

noun
An unrefined, rude person:
References in classic literature ?
We heard the chuff of the motor in the porch, and the first to enter was Agnes Strickland, whom the Infant makes no secret of adoring.
There's a lot of windy but pretty chuff to get through before you get his rhythm, but once gotten, it's fairly addictive.
I will be satisfied to call myself, simply, lucky to continue to glory in the miraculous ring of the magical thing I have found: laying the chuff.
I'm sure we're all totally chuff, chuff, chuffed at making it easier for a London banker to take an away day to Yorkshire.