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Sunday, April 14, 2013

Definitions for chuffed

  1. annoyed; displeased; disgruntled.
  2. delighted; pleased; satisfied.

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Citations for chuffed
He was really chuffed about the fire as well, because Mrs Pearson from up the stairs had her washing ruined by the smoke. Irvine Welsh, Marabou Stork Nightmares, 1997
Well, we can discuss that when we get there. Declan will be chuffed when I tell him, the family never usually goes to these things. Cecelia Ahern, P.S. I Love You, 2007
Origin of chuffed
This British term comes from the obsolete chuff meaning "chubby," used in the seventieth to nineteenth centuries. In the 1800s, chuff took on the sense of "pleased." Since the mid-1900s, chuffed has been used to mean both "pleased" or "displeased," depending upon the context.