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chuffed1

[chuhft] /tʃʌft/
adjective, British Informal.
1.
delighted; pleased; satisfied.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; see chuff2, -ed2

chuffed2

[chuhft] /tʃʌft/
adjective, British Informal.
1.
annoyed; displeased; disgruntled.
Origin
1825-35; compare dial. (mainly S England) chuff, choff ill-tempered, surly, probably to be identified with chuff1

chuff3

[chuhf] /tʃʌf/
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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Examples for chuffed
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for chuffed

chuffed

/tʃʌft/
adjective
1.
(Brit, slang) pleased or delighted none too chuffed

chuff1

/tʃʌf/
noun
1.
a puffing sound of or as if of a steam engine
verb
2.
(intransitive) to move while emitting such sounds the train chuffed on its way
Word Origin
C20: of imitative origin

chuff2

/tʃʌf/
noun
1.
(dialect) a boor; churl; sullen fellow
Word Origin
C17: from obsolete chuff (n) fat cheek, of obscure origin

chuff3

/tʃʌf/
verb
1.
(transitive; usually passive) (Brit, slang) to please or delight he was chuffed by his pay rise
Word Origin
probably from chuff (adj) pleased, happy (earlier: chubby), from C16 chuff (obsolete n) a fat cheek, of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for chuffed
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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