- slang money
C19: from Yiddish ooftisch, from German auf dem Tische on the table (referring to gambling stakes)
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Examples from the Web for oof
But really, these heroes of hilarity past put the oof in “spoof.”5 Epic April Fool’s Day Pranks
April 1, 2014
And I cut off his head with one stroke, like a feather, while he only said 'Oof!'A Comedy of Marriage and Other Tales
Guy De Maupassant
Well, if I was a Johnny, and had got the oof, she'd have a brougham and a sealskin to-morrow.The Christian
They give the oof, the dollars, the shekels, and do not give the power to enjoy.
And if not, still Corinne and I will have had eight weeks in Paris with oof which we can burn.
Ouphe, pronounced "oof," is an old-fashioned word for goblin or elf.Wonder-Box Tales