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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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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.