verb[no object, with adverbial of direction]
(Of a steam engine) move with a regular sharp puffing sound: the train was chuffing out of the station
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- Installed around 18 months ago at a cost just a tad short of £500,000, the Fort William turntable was intended to be a novel tourist attraction to augment the steam train service that chuffs along the line during the summer months.
- I felt as though I were a train that was slowly chuffing off from the station, the wheel spokes moving in slow, forward motions.
- With all but the very last of the swimmers in, some of the boats began to chuff into harbour as well, the pilots waving to their friends.
Early 20th century: imitative.
Words that rhyme with chuffbluff, buff, chough, cuff, duff, enough, fluff, gruff, guff, huff, luff, puff, rough, ruff, scruff, scuff, slough, snuff, stuff, Tough, tuff
A person’s buttocks or anus.
- If Smith is such a great constituency Member of Parliament, why did he not get off his chuff and write to the Minister about the issues of which he speaks?
- And so, to have at least one part of me moving while I chat and listen to him, I've played Zuma to make me feel like I'm achieving something besides sitting on my chuff.
- On this makeshift stage women showed you their chuffs for a quid.
1940s: origin uncertain.
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