- delighted; pleased; satisfied.
Origin of chuffed1
- annoyed; displeased; disgruntled.
Origin of chuffed2
- a sound of or like the exhaust of a steam engine.
- to emit or proceed with chuffs: The train chuffed along.
Origin of chuff3
Examples from the Web for chuffed
I'm just disappointed for the team but I'm chuffed to bits for him.Zara Knocks Down a Fence But Team GB Wins Silver
July 31, 2012
It snuffed 'n' chuffed to beat the band, but it would n't budge for love nor money nor the man in goggles.Susan Clegg and Her Neighbors' Affairs
- British slang pleased or delightednone too chuffed
- a puffing sound of or as if of a steam engine
- (intr) to move while emitting such soundsthe train chuffed on its way
- dialect a boor; churl; sullen fellow
- (tr; usually passive) British slang to please or delighthe was chuffed by his pay rise
Word Origin and History for chuffed
"pleased, happy," c.1860, British dialect, from obsolete chuff "swollen with fat" (1520s). A second British dialectal chuff has an opposite meaning, "displeased, gruff" (1832), from chuff "rude fellow," or, as Johnson has it, "a coarse, fat-headed, blunt clown" (mid-15c.), of unknown origin. Related: Chuffed.