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Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Definitions for guff

  1. Empty or foolish talk; nonsense.
  2. Insolent talk.

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Citations for guff
So don't give me any of your guff, young fellow. And don't think I'm sore. But I get tired of guff — I'll take it from a fool or from a book reviewer but I won't take it from a friend who knows a lot better. F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Crack-Up
“They'll probably keep me quite busy.” “What was all the guff about another woman?” Ernest Hemingway, The Garden of Eden
Origin of guff
Guff is of unknown origin. It arose in the 1820s in the United States. It may be related to a Norwegian dialectic word gufs meaning "puff of wind."