Definition of chuffing in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈtʃʌfɪŋ


Northern English informal
  • Used for emphasis or as a mild expletive: the whole chuffing world’s gone mad
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    • Of course, it still could be that when I get to the Arena no-one will know a chuffing thing, in which case there may be a retraction on Saturday…
    • Partly hidden though it was by a nearby apartment block, there's no mistaking it in silhouette: a chuffing great, perfectly symmetrical trapezoid, towering on the horizon and always, always far bigger than you expect it to be.
    • ‘We don't need any chuffing GPS’ he says in his distinctly upper-crust, yet man-of-the-world accent.


1980s: perhaps related to chuff2.

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