chuffed

1 [chuhft]
adjective British Informal.
delighted; pleased; satisfied.

Origin:
1855–60; see chuff2, -ed2

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chuffed

2 [chuhft]
adjective British Informal.
annoyed; displeased; disgruntled.

Origin:
1825–35; compare dial. (mainly S England) chuff, choff ill-tempered, surly, probably to be identified with chuff1

chuff

3 [chuhf]
noun
1.
a sound of or like the exhaust of a steam engine.
verb (used without object)
2.
to emit or proceed with chuffs: The train chuffed along.

Origin:
1910–15; imitative

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chuff1 (tʃʌf)
 
n
1.  a puffing sound of or as if of a steam engine
 
vb
2.  (intr) to move while emitting such sounds: the train chuffed on its way
 
[C20: of imitative origin]

chuff2 (tʃʌf)
 
n
dialect a boor; churl; sullen fellow
 
[C17: from obsolete chuff (n) fat cheek, of obscure origin]

chuff3 (tʃʌf)
 
vb
slang (Brit) (tr; usually passive) to please or delight: he was chuffed by his pay rise
 
[probably from chuff (adj) pleased, happy (earlier: chubby), from C16 chuff (obsolete n) a fat cheek, of unknown origin]

chuffed (tʃʌft)
 
adj
slang (Brit) pleased or delighted: none too chuffed

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chuff
"pleased, happy," c.1860, British dial., from obs. chuff "swollen with fat" (1530). A second British dial. chuff has an opposite meaning, "displeased, gruff" (1832), from chuff "rude fellow" (c.1450).

chuffed
"pleased, satisfied," 1957, see chuff.
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Example sentences
It chuffed out to sea, met a ship that had been burning for three days.
Politicians have huffed and chuffed about how to fix the system, but legislation proposed to date is likely to lack teeth.
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