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Definition of wuff in English:


A dog’s low suppressed bark.
Example sentences
  • She can't answer phones but she greets clients with a wuff and sometimes a pawshake.
  • After several weeks, she finally has begun to scratch the floor playfully, swing her head back and forth, and give out a "Wuff!" when Bob appears.


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(Of a dog) give a low suppressed bark.
Example sentences
  • As he sat back, a large, softly furred head pushed onto his lap and wuffed softly in greeting.
  • On the morning that this photo was taken though, I let the boys out the back only to hear Colin wuffing at something.
  • They wuffed and wheezed and wagged and wiggled for us and then after a minute or two they sat their tired selves down and gazed at me and my camera.


Early 19th century: imitative.

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