guff

play
noun \ˈgəf\

Definition of guff

  1. 1 :  nonsense, humbug

  2. 2 :  verbal abuse doesn't take any guff

Examples of guff in a sentence

  1. His latest book has a lot of guff about conspiracies of one kind or another.

  2. His friends have given him a lot of guff about his hair.

  3. She doesn't take guff from anybody.

Origin and Etymology of guff

probably imitative


First Known Use: 1880


GUFF Defined for English Language Learners

guff

play
noun \ˈgəf\

Definition of guff for English Language Learners

  • : foolish nonsense

  • : annoying or playful criticism


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