She got out the cooking stuff to bake some cookies.
computers, word processors, and stuff like that
I need a place to store my stuff.
Pick that stuff up off the floor. Verb
The boy stuffed his pockets with candy.
She stuffed the laundry bag full. See More
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People were picking up the alligator, petting it, all sorts of stuff.—Sam Burros, Peoplemag, 29 Sep. 2023 Nobody in life can prevent health stuff from happening unexpectedly.—Bill Plaschke, Los Angeles Times, 29 Sep. 2023 John’s stuff was kind of the intense stuff, and Paul’s stuff was kind of the love song, syrupy kind of stuff.—Liza Lentini, Spin, 29 Sep. 2023 People will be calling her a serial killer, a genocidal maniac, that kind of stuff.—Sophia Scorziello, Variety, 28 Sep. 2023 People are getting their holiday shopping done earlier than ever, which means the good stuff will go faster than Santa can hitch up his sleigh.—Shanna Shipin, Allure, 28 Sep. 2023 Heart breaking, gut wrenching story, people have had enough of this stuff.—Timothy Bella, Washington Post, 27 Sep. 2023 By holding these two chemicals in separate cellular compartments, the benzoquinone-producing cells ensure the toxic stuff isn’t produced internally within the cells.—Viviane Callier, Scientific American, 27 Sep. 2023 It’s been a rough summer for us: Breakups, divorces, job stuff, kid issues and parent issues.—USA TODAY, 8 Sep. 2023
Diana was found with a sock stuffed in her mouth in a Philadelphia hotel room on Monday evening, PEOPLE reported previously.—Samira Asma-Sadeque, Peoplemag, 29 Sep. 2023 Groups of teenagers and young adults swarmed into stores, stuffing plastic bags with merchandise and fleeing.—Emily St. Martin, Los Angeles Times, 29 Sep. 2023 Jack started stuffing his face with a pepper that averages 1.64 million Scoville heat units, more than 200 times the humble jalapeño.—Jonathan Edwards, Washington Post, 29 Sep. 2023 The researchers discovered the trilobite’s nearly intact gut—the first of its kind in the fossil record—stuffed with the shelly remnants of an ancient seafood feast, revealing that B. incola was not a picky eater.—Jack Tamisiea, Scientific American, 28 Sep. 2023 In addition to singling out the Buy Box, the FTC complaint also accuses Amazon of degrading shoppers’ experience by stuffing search results with junk ads, essentially forcing sellers to buy search ads, and skewing search results in favor of its own listings.—WIRED, 26 Sep. 2023 And the new May December trailer is stuffed with discomfort and wickedly intriguing melodrama.—Jon Blistein, Rolling Stone, 26 Sep. 2023 The Creator, an admirably ambitious endeavor, stuffed with imposing visuals, impressive design work and nifty tech hardware.—David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 26 Sep. 2023 Peltola said the legislation had been stuffed with right-wing social provisions and infrastructure funding rollbacks.—Iris Samuels, Anchorage Daily News, 9 Sep. 2023 See More
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Middle English stuff, stuffe "military supplies, provisions, household goods, building material, fabric, filling of a pastry," borrowed from Anglo-French estuffe "provision, stock," noun derivative of estuffer, estoffer "to furnish (with supplies, arms), fill" — more at stuff entry 2
Middle English stuffen, stoffen "to furnish, equip (with arms, provisions), fill, cram full," borrowed from Anglo-French estuffer, estoffer (also continental Old French), probably borrowed from Old High German stophōn "put (something into something), cram full," going back to West Germanic *stoppōjan-, whence also Old English -stoppian, in forstoppian "to stop up, close completely" — more at stop entry 1