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.

Related forms

Synonym study

1–3. See matter.
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British Dictionary definitions for stuffed (1 of 2)

stuffed

/ (stʌft) /

adjective

filled with something, esp (of poultry and other food) filled with stuffing
(foll by up) (of the nasal passages) blocked with mucus
get stuffed! British slang an exclamation of contemptuous anger or annoyance, esp against another person

British Dictionary definitions for stuffed (2 of 2)

stuff

/ (stʌf) /

verb (mainly tr)

noun

Derived Forms

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

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 stuffed

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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