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chuffed

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[chuhft]
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adjective British Informal.
  1. delighted; pleased; satisfied.
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Origin of chuffed

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First recorded in 1855–60; see origin at chuff2, -ed2

chuffed

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[chuhft]
adjective British Informal.
  1. annoyed; displeased; disgruntled.
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Origin of chuffed

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1825–35; compare dial. (mainly S England) chuff, choff ill-tempered, surly, probably to be identified with chuff1

chuff

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[chuhf]
noun
  1. a sound of or like the exhaust of a steam engine.
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verb (used without object)
  1. to emit or proceed with chuffs: The train chuffed along.
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Origin of chuff

3
First recorded in 1910–15; imitative
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Related Words for chuffed

blow, breathe, palpitate, huff, throb, whiff, chuff, gulp, snort, puff, wheeze, heave, wind

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British Dictionary definitions for chuffed

chuffed

adjective
  1. British slang pleased or delightednone too chuffed
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chuff

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noun
  1. a puffing sound of or as if of a steam engine
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verb
  1. (intr) to move while emitting such soundsthe train chuffed on its way
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Word Origin for chuff

C20: of imitative origin

chuff

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noun
  1. dialect a boor; churl; sullen fellow
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Word Origin for chuff

C17: from obsolete chuff (n) fat cheek, of obscure origin

chuff

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verb
  1. (tr; usually passive) British slang to please or delighthe was chuffed by his pay rise
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Word Origin for chuff

probably from chuff (adj) pleased, happy (earlier: chubby), from C16 chuff (obsolete n) a fat cheek, of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for chuffed

chuff

"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.

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