chuffed

1
[ chuhft ]
/ tʃʌft /

adjective British Informal.

delighted; pleased; satisfied.

Origin of chuffed

1
First recorded in 1855–60; see origin at chuff2, -ed2

Definition for chuffed (2 of 3)

chuffed2
[ chuhft ]
/ tʃʌft /

adjective British Informal.

annoyed; displeased; disgruntled.

Origin of chuffed

2
1825–35; compare dial. (mainly S England) chuff, choff ill-tempered, surly, probably to be identified with chuff1

Definition for chuffed (3 of 3)

chuff3
[ chuhf ]
/ tʃʌf /

noun

a sound of or like the exhaust of a steam engine.

verb (used without object)

to emit or proceed with chuffs: The train chuffed along.

Origin of chuff

3
First recorded in 1910–15; imitative
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British Dictionary definitions for chuffed (1 of 4)

chuffed
/ (tʃʌft) /

adjective

British slang pleased or delightednone too chuffed

British Dictionary definitions for chuffed (2 of 4)

chuff1
/ (tʃʌf) /

noun

a puffing sound of or as if of a steam engine

verb

(intr) to move while emitting such soundsthe train chuffed on its way

Word Origin for chuff

C20: of imitative origin

British Dictionary definitions for chuffed (3 of 4)

chuff2
/ (tʃʌf) /

noun

dialect a boor; churl; sullen fellow

Word Origin for chuff

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

British Dictionary definitions for chuffed (4 of 4)

chuff3
/ (tʃʌf) /

verb

(tr; usually passive) British slang to please or delighthe was chuffed by his pay rise

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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