Definition of shufti in English:
noun (plural shuftis)British informal
A look or reconnoitre, especially a quick one: I’ll take a shufti round the wood while I’m about it
More example sentences
- Even those uneducated in the merits of various leagues would require only a quick shufti at the Nationwide First Division table to know the Premiership is the place everyone wants to be.
- A quick shufti through his bank accounts should clear all this up.
- Hospital staff had a shufti and sent Stevens on his way with a quick ‘go home and keep an eye on it’.
1940s (originally military slang): from Arabic šāfa 'try to see'.
Definition of shufti in:
- US English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in Pakistan