British
: quite pleased : delighted
he is chuffed to be back in Welsh rugbySimon Thomas

Examples of chuffed in a Sentence

I was feeling rather chuffed with myself, having competed in a cricket tournament with some of England's best.
Recent Examples on the Web A number of restaurants in Great Britain and Ireland must be feeling pretty chuffed today. Tori Latham, Robb Report, 6 Feb. 2024 For most of the past eight weeks, city officials have had reason to feel chuffed, with no new cases involving local transmission (and usually only a handful at most every day elsewhere in China). The Economist, 20 June 2020 Anyway, the social media reaction has been pretty massive, from chuffed PSG fans heralding their new signing as the messiah, to Inter supporters wishing him well - or not so well - on his departure from San Siro. SI.com, 2 Sep. 2019 But over in Milan, fans were pretty chuffed about Icardi's departure. SI.com, 2 Sep. 2019 Other BBMAs attendees appeared chuffed to interact with Swift as well. Abby Jones, Billboard, 21 May 2018 Norfolk Islanders are proud of their unique culture and the lawn bowlers were chuffed to stand on a podium and watch the raising of their green and white flag that features the Norfolk Pine. Fox News, 8 Apr. 2018 Foddy, an unpresuming Australian with a doctorate in moral philosophy who now makes video games that purposely abuse their players, encouraged me not to get too chuffed about my entourage. Ian Bogost, The Atlantic, 30 Jan. 2018 Attenborough seems quite chuffed by his new namesake. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, 23 Mar. 2017 See More

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Word History

Etymology

English dialect chuff pleased, puffed with fat

First Known Use

1957, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of chuffed was in 1957

Dictionary Entries Near chuffed

Cite this Entry

“Chuffed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chuffed. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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