guff
noun Etymology: probably imitative Date: 1888 1. nonsense, humbug 2. verbal abuse <
doesn't take any guff
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  • guff — n. 1. A ludicrously false statment. [WordNet sense 1] Syn: bullshit, bull, Irish bull, horseshit, shit, crap, bunk, bunkum, buncombe, rot, hogwash, dogshit. [WordNet 1.5] 2. Insolent or disrespectful talk; as, don t give me any of your guff,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • guff — [gʌf] n [U] [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: Probably from the sound of someone talking nonsense] informal remarks that are stupid and untrue = ↑nonsense ▪ I don t believe any of that guff! …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • guff — /guff/, n. Informal. 1. empty or foolish talk; nonsense. 2. insolent talk. [1815 25; perh. imit.] * * * …   Universalium

  • guff — [ gʌf ] noun uncount INFORMAL nonsense or talk that is meant to impress people but has little meaning …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • guff — empty talk, nonsense, 1888, from earlier sense of puff of air (1825), of imitative origin …   Etymology dictionary

  • guff — [n] nonsense baloney, bull, bunk, bunkum, crap*, drivel, flapdoodle, foolishness, garbage, hogwash, hooey, poppycock, rubbish; concepts 230,388,633 …   New thesaurus

  • guff — ► NOUN 1) informal trivial or worthless talk or ideas. 2) Scottish an unpleasant smell. ORIGIN imitative …   English terms dictionary

  • guff — ☆ guff [guf ] n. [echoic] Slang 1. foolish talk; nonsense 2. brash or insolent talk …   English World dictionary

  • guff — [gaf] 1. n. nonsense; bunkum. □ Wow, that vice president guy can sure dish out the guff! □ No more guff outa you, okay? 2. n. back talk; complaining. □ I don’t want to hear any more of your guff. □ …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • guff — 1) Food, cleaning supplies, appliances, rooms, etc. that are common to everyone who lives in a (usually co op) house. Also used as a verb or adjective. Non guff refers to private property. Noun: The coat closet is filling up with guff; someone… …   Dictionary of american slang

  • guff — 1) Food, cleaning supplies, appliances, rooms, etc. that are common to everyone who lives in a (usually co op) house. Also used as a verb or adjective. Non guff refers to private property. Noun: The coat closet is filling up with guff; someone… …   Dictionary of american slang

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