chuff

a) Surly.
b) Swollen.
Syn: chuffy
2. noun
a) A coarse or stupid fellow.
b) Superfluous small talk that is free of conflict, offers no character development, description or insight, and does not advance the story or plot.
3. verb
a) To make noisy puffing sounds, as of a steam locomotive.

The horses stumbled along, coughing and chuffing.

b) To purposefully fail a standardized test in a conspicuous way.

The pigeons chuff and chortle off in indignant disappointment.


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