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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [chuhf]
    • /tʃʌf/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [chuhf]
    • /tʃʌf/

Definitions of chuffing word

  • adjective chuffing (intensifier) 3
  • noun chuffing a sound of or like the exhaust of a steam engine. 1
  • verb without object chuffing to emit or proceed with chuffs: The train chuffed along. 1
  • noun chuffing Present participle of chuff. 1
  • adjective chuffing (Slang) (Britain) Used as a mild intensifier, especially as a substitute for fucking. 0

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Origin of chuffing

First appearance:

before 1910
One of the 15% newest English words
First recorded in 1910-15; imitative

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Parts of speech for Chuffing


chuffing popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 55% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 56% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

chuffing usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for chuffing

verb chuffing

  • blow — When a wind or breeze blows, the air moves.
  • breathe — When people or animals breathe, they take air into their lungs and let it out again. When they breathe smoke or a particular kind of air, they take it into their lungs and let it out again as they breathe.
  • palpitate — to pulsate with unusual rapidity from exertion, emotion, disease, etc.; flutter: His heart palpitated wildly.
  • huff — a mood of sulking anger; a fit of resentment: Just because you disagree, don't walk off in a huff.
  • throb — to beat with increased force or rapidity, as the heart under the influence of emotion or excitement; palpitate.

Antonyms for chuffing

verb chuffing

  • hide — Informal. to administer a beating to; thrash.
  • despise — If you despise something or someone, you dislike them and have a very low opinion of them.
  • secret — done, made, or conducted without the knowledge of others: secret negotiations.

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