chuffle

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Onomatopoeic, but compare chuff (the sound of the exhaust of a steam engine) and -le (verbal suffix conveying frequentativity).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

chuffle (third-person singular simple present chuffles, present participle chuffling, simple past and past participle chuffled)

  1. (intransitive, of a tiger or snow leopard) Produce prusten.

Noun[edit]

chuffle (plural chuffles)

  1. An uninterrupted sounding of prusten.