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guff

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Pronunciation: /ɡʌf
 
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Definition of guff in English:

noun

1 [mass noun] informal Foolish talk or ideas.
Example sentences
  • Trust me, these ‘get rich quick’ ads are pure bull, guff and hogwash!
  • It will be an alternative to the usual football, guff and nonsense.
  • All this guff and nonsense does is reinforce the conviction that the City of York Council does not give a stuff if there is a football club in the city.
2Scottish An unpleasant smell.
Example sentences
  • Arturo uses a dead iguana as bait; when he cuts it open, it emits ‘a guff of bad-egg air’.
  • ‘I love the fact that you've all got to know each other so well that you now talk about guffs,’ John laughed.

Origin

early 19th century (in the sense 'puff, whiff of a bad smell'): imitative.

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