Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search



1957,[1] from dialectal (northern England) chuff, originally meaning “puffed with fat”.[1][2]


  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈtʃʌft/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ʌft



  1. simple past tense and past participle of chuff


chuffed (comparative more chuffed, superlative most chuffed)

  1. (Britain, informal) Very pleased or satisfied; delighted.
    • 2014, Colleen McCullough, Bittersweet: A Novel, Simon and Schuster (→ISBN), page 131
      “I'm chuffed,” she said, putting the kettle on. He gave her that wonderful smile. “ Why, exactly?” “Why do you suppose we drink so much strong tea?” “Habit. It's a drug within the bounds of the law.” “Very true!” “Why are you so chuffed, Edda?” “ We've managed to throw so much dust in Corunda's eyes that the whole town is convinced you're sleeping with Grace.” “Shit!” He sat up straight, face suddenly angry.
    • 2015, Willie Robertson, Michael Ball - The Biography, John Blake Publishing (→ISBN)
      As he arrived on the red carpet Michael said: 'It is my first nomination and I could not be more chuffed.' Well, he could be more chuffed. And that was if he was to win the Olivier honour. Leanne had already been given the Best Actress award and the show was to collect the Best Musical.
  2. disgruntled, displeased, unsatisfied (This word can be its own antonym. [Is this slang, sarcasm, reverse psychology, etc?])


  1. chuffed, dischuffed, disgruntled, displeased, unsatisfied (This word can be its own antonym.)



  1. 1.0 1.1 chuffed” in Merriam–Webster Online Dictionary.
  2. ^ chuff” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2020.

Further reading[edit]