stuff

[ stuhf ]
/ stʌf /

noun

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to cram oneself with food; eat gluttonously; gorge.

Origin of stuff

1300–50; (v.) late Middle English stuffen to equip, furnish < Old French estoffer literally, to stuff < Frankish *stopfōn, *stoppōn (see stop); (noun) Middle English < Old French estoffe, derivative of the v.

OTHER WORDS FROM stuff

synonym study for stuff

1–3. See matter.
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British Dictionary definitions for stuff

stuff
/ (stʌf) /

verb (mainly tr)

noun

Derived forms of stuff

stuffer, noun

Word Origin for stuff

C14: from Old French estoffe, from estoffer to furnish, provide, of Germanic origin; related to Middle High German stopfen to cram full

usage for stuff

Sense 6 of this word was formerly considered to be taboo, and it was labelled as such in previous editions of Collins English Dictionary . However, it has now become acceptable in speech, although some older or more conservative people may object to its use
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Idioms and Phrases with stuff

stuff

In addition to the idioms beginning with stuff

  • stuff and nonsense
  • stuffed shirt
  • stuff it
  • stuff one's face
  • stuff the ballot box

also see:

  • get stuffed
  • hot number (stuff)
  • kid stuff
  • know one's stuff
  • strut one's stuff
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