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adjective, gruff·i·er, gruff·i·est.
  1. gruff.
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Origin of gruffy

First recorded in 1780–90; gruff + -y1
Related formsgruff·i·ly, adverbgruff·i·ness, noun
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  • Sally, who helped him, hadn't the least idea it wasn't Gruffy.

    Louis' School Days

    E. J. May