guff

[ guhff ]
/ gʌff /

noun Informal.

empty or foolish talk; nonsense.
insolent talk.

Nearby words

  1. gueux,
  2. guevara,
  3. guevara, che,
  4. guevara, ernesto “che”,
  5. guevarist,
  6. guffaw,
  7. gugb,
  8. guggenheim,
  9. guggenheim museum,
  10. guggle

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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Word Origin and History for guff

guff

n.

"empty talk, nonsense," 1888, from earlier sense of "puff of air" (1825), of imitative origin.

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