how to pronounce chuff


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the above transcription of chuff is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

chuff is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of chuff in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… you know yeah i'm just a chuff for nick …”

meanings of chuff


  1. Surly; annoyed; displeased; disgruntled.
  2. Pleased.
  3. Swollen with fat.
  4. Stupid; churlish.
  5. Swollen.


  1. The vagina.
  2. A coarse or stupid fellow.
  3. A breathy noise produced by a tiger, similar in function to a cat's purr.
  4. Superfluous small talk that is free of conflict, offers no character development, description or insight, and does not advance the story or plot.
  5. Anus.


  1. To break wind.
  2. To intermittently extinguish and reignite a powder charge.
  3. To make noisy puffing sounds, as of a steam locomotive.

chuff frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word chuff occurs in english on average 0.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics chuff can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that chuff can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to chuff


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