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chuff 1

A rude, insensitive person; a boor.

[Middle English chuffe.]

chuff 2

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).
A noisy puffing or explosive sound, such as one made by a locomotive.


chuff 3

n. Chiefly British Vulgar Slang
1. The buttocks.
2. The anus.


adj, adv (prenominal)
slang Brit (intensifier): chuffing marvellous.
[C20: from N English chuff, a euphemism for fuck]


The characteristic of some rockets to burn intermittently and with an irregular noise.
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The tour has two brand new stories and many of the favourite characters will be on stage chuffing and puffing around the island of Sodor, including Gordon, Percy, James, the Fat Controller and Thomas the Tank Engine himself.
Along with many of the other characters from the books, the tank engine will be chuffing into seven arenas all over the UK on the Thomas & Friends Big Live Tour.
With Brake-Link technicians can test a range of functions with a single solution including battery voltage; the trailer's ABS `Warning Lamp'; wheel sensors and traction disabling; chuffing, holding and exhaustion modulators; cycling of brake retarder relays and retrieval of ECU information.