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A rude, insensitive person; a boor.
[Middle English chuffe.]
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.
n. Chiefly British Vulgar Slang
1. The buttocks.
2. The anus.
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a puffing sound of or as if of a steam engine
(intr) to move while emitting such sounds: the train chuffed on its way.
[C20: of imitative origin]
dialect a boor; churl; sullen fellow
[C17: from obsolete chuff (n) fat cheek, of obscure origin]
(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]
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a boor; churl.
[1400–50; late Middle English chuffe, of obscure orig.]
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.
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Past participle: chuffed
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|Verb||1.||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"
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