March 17th, 2004

WotD: Chuffed

Today's Britspeak word of the day, at the request of my own little Crown Princess of the Estuary, Assistant!Jo, is:


• adjective Brit. informal delighted.
— ORIGIN from dialect chuff plump or pleased.

Someone who describes themselves as being chuffed is generally happy with life. But displaying the beauty of slang/Estuary English, by adding a prefix you can change the meaning hence unchuffed or dischuffed - meaning unhappy.
eg. I am most dischuffed that Cha Cha Slide is number one in the charts

NB: Make sure you only use this word in the correct tense and familiarise yourself with the meaning of the word chuff before using it in conversation
Although ‘chuff’ can mean rubbish (eg. That film was a load of chuff), it also means to pass wind … so proceed with caution.

Further uses of the word chuff include:

chuffed Adj. Pleased, delighted. Compare with 'dischuffed' and 'chuffed to buggery'. e.g."I'm well chuffed at the result." [1950s]

chuffer Noun. 1. A contemptible person.
2. An annoying, difficult or disappointing occurrence.
e.g."It's a right chuffer, breaking my leg just before the football season
starts. (Chuffer is a euphemism for 'fucker')

chuffing Adj. A euphemism for 'fucking'.e.g."That chuffing idiot has scratched my fave record."

Adding suffixes to chuff- gives you the following selection:

chuffed as nuts Adj. Extremely pleased.

chuffed to buggery/fuck Adj. Very pleased.
e.g."She's chuffed to buggery that Justin Timberlake is appearing with
N.E.R.D at V Festival
  • Current Mood
    Chuffed, actuellement