Words at Play : Top 10 Favorite British Words, Vol. 2

#3: Chuffed 

Definition:

quite pleased; delighted

Example:

"I was ecstatic and my playing partners were chuffed for me. However, my friend who lent me his clubs is claiming that half the hole in one is his!" – Tim Fox, quoted on Worldgolf.com, June 13, 2011

About the Word:

Chuffed comes from the English dialect word chuff, meaning "pleased; puffed with fat." In current usage, the fat is gone and the pleasure remains.

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