- "pleased, happy," c. 1860, British dialect, from obsolete chuff "swollen with fat" (1520s). A second British dialectal chuff has an opposite meaning, "displeased, gruff" (1832), from chuff "rude fellow," or, as Johnson has it, "a coarse, fat-headed, blunt clown" (mid-15c.), which is of unknown origin. Related: Chuffed.
- 1. I tried to chuff her up in vain.
- 2. When I was in trouble, he would chuff me up and help me.
- 当我遇到麻烦时, 他就会鼓励并帮助我.
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