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 stationMore example sentences
- 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.
nounBritish • informal
- A person’s buttocks or anus.More example sentences
- 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.