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Definition of guff in English:


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.


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

Words that rhyme with guff

bluff, buff, chough, chuff, cuff, duff, enough, fluff, gruff, huff, luff, puff, rough, ruff, scruff, scuff, slough, snuff, stuff, Tough, tuff
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