adjective Etymology: English dialect chuff pleased, puffed with fat Date: 1957 British quite pleased ; delighted

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  • chuffed — has the general colloquial meaning ‘pleased, delighted’: • You were pleased at the time. Chuffed in fact. Paul Scott, 1977. In some local uses in the UK the word also means the exact opposite, ‘displeased, disgruntled’: • Don t let on they re… …   Modern English usage

  • chuffed — [tʃʌft] adj [not before noun] BrE informal [Date: 1900 2000; Origin: Northern English dialect chuff round and fat, happy ] very pleased or happy ▪ He s really chuffed about passing the exam …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • chuffed — [ tʃʌft ] adjective BRITISH INFORMAL very pleased about something …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • chuffed — ► ADJECTIVE Brit. informal ▪ delighted. ORIGIN from dialect chuff «plump or pleased» …   English terms dictionary

  • chuffed — [chuft] adj. [Brit. Informal] Brit. Informal 1. pleased, delighted, gratified, etc. 2. disgruntled, displeased, unhappy, etc …   English World dictionary

  • chuffed — adj British delighted, pleased. The word s meaning stretches from flattered to excited. It probably originates in northern English dialect (meaning puffed up and proud) and is still most frequently heard in the North and Midlands. Embellished… …   Contemporary slang

  • chuffed — [[t]tʃʌ̱ft[/t]] ADJ GRADED: v link ADJ, oft ADJ about/with n, ADJ to inf, ADJ that If you are chuffed about something, you are very pleased about it. [BRIT, INFORMAL] She had just moved into a new house and was pretty chuffed about that... I m… …   English dictionary

  • chuffed — Adj. Pleased, delighted. Compare with dischuffed and chuffed to buggery . E.g. I m well chuffed at the result. 1950s …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • chuffed — I Kiwi (New Zealand Slang) pleased; as in he was dead chuffed II Scottish Vernacular Dictionary Pleased (usually with oneself.) See dischuffed III Yorkshire Dialect Pleased with oneself …   English dialects glossary

  • chuffed — pleased; as in he was dead chuffed …   Kiwi (New Zealand slang)

  • Chuffed — You would be chuffed to bits if you were really pleased about something …   The American's guide to speaking British

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