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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.
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adj, adv (prenominal)
slang Brit (intensifier): chuffing marvellous.
[C20: from N English chuff, a euphemism for fuck]
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The characteristic of some rockets to burn intermittently and with an irregular noise.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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The Fly on the Wall called to say there was much 'chuffing' in the air when minister for sport Richard Caborn, a proud South Yorkshireman, met senior representatives from the racing and betting industries last week for an update on matters of mutual concern.
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.