guff

[guhff]
noun Informal.
1.
empty or foolish talk; nonsense.
2.
insolent talk.

Origin:
1815–25; perhaps imitative

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guff (ɡʌf)
 
n
slang ridiculous or insolent talk
 
[C19: imitative of empty talk; compare dialect Norwegian gufs puff of wind]

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guff
"empty talk, nonsense," 1888, from earlier sense of "puff of air" (1825), of imitative origin.
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guff definition

[gəf]
  1. n.
    nonsense; bunkum. : No more guff outa you, okay?
  2. n.
    back talk; complaining. : That's enough of your guff!
  3. n.
    a strange person; a nerd.(Possibly related to goof.) : Willy acts like a guff when we go out. I am going to break up with him.
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Example sentences
All this sycophantic guff reflects widespread ignorance about what the queen has actually done.
When it demanded toughness, she adopted a no-guff-taking posture.
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