He was arrested multiple times holding a can of spray paint with his hands and mouth “smeared with the stuff.”
And there are strong reasons why a person who could make a reputation and a profit off supplying that stuff should do so.
All of them are synonyms for the stuff you can smell outside the Plaza Hotel.
“Katie Holmes handles that stuff very well,” he says of the celebrity machine.
The sordid details of their acknowledged sexual encounter were the stuff of tabloid frenzy from the moment the story broke.
But as a matter of fact my imagination is not made of stuff so elastic as all that.
I don't think much of his stuff, but they say he makes heaps of money.
I suppose that he means the trail over which the stuff is brought.
You can peel the stuff out of your pockets with one hand, I figure.
Protagoras seems189 even to have undertaken to make this experience of the individual, the stuff of the known world.
early 14c., "quilted material worn under chain mail," from Old French estoffe "quilted material, furniture, provisions" (Modern French étoffe), from estoffer "to equip or stock," which according to French sources is from Old High German stopfon "to plug, stuff," or from a related Frankish word (see stop), but OED has "strong objections" to this. Sense extended to material for working with in various trades (c.1400), then (1570s) "matter of an unspecified kind." Meaning "narcotic, dope, drug" is attested from 1929. To know (one's) stuff "have a grasp on a subject" is recorded from 1927.
mid-15c., "to cram full," from stuff (n.); earlier "to furnish a fort or army with men and stores" (c.1300). The ballot-box sense is attested from 1854, American English; in expressions of contempt and suggestive of bodily orifices, it dates from 1952. Stuffing "seasoned mixture used to stuff fowls before cooking" is from 1530s. Stuffed in reference to garments, "padded with stuffing" is from mid-15c.; hence stuffed shirt "pompous, ineffectual person" (1913).