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stuff

[ stuhf ]
/ stʌf /
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noun

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to cram oneself with food; eat gluttonously; gorge.

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Origin of stuff

First recorded in 1300–50; (verb) late Middle English stuffen “to equip, furnish,” from Old French estoffer literally, “to stuff,” from unattested Frankish stopfōn, stoppōn; (noun) Middle English, from Old French estoffe, derivative of the verb; see stop

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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