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guff

[ guhff ]
/ gʌff /
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noun Informal.

empty or foolish talk; nonsense.
insolent talk.

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Origin of guff

First recorded in 1815–25; perhaps imitative
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British Dictionary definitions for guff

guff
/ (ɡʌf) /

noun

slang ridiculous or insolent talk

Word Origin for guff

C19: imitative of empty talk; compare dialect Norwegian gufs puff of wind
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